TEMISCAMING, QC, Dec. 14, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Locked out for a year tomorrow, this evening 30 unionized employees of the Provigo in Temiscaming - the town's only grocery store - will prepare for another difficult Christmas by marking the anniversary with a community supper.
Aware of the social impact of the decision by the giant grocery chain Loblaw on the 2500 residents of Temiscaming, over the past year the CSN has organized a shuttle - operated by the union's locked-out members - to North Bay, Ontario, so that locals may do their grocery shopping more economically.
A press availability will take place at 3:30 pm today at the local union office at 316A Kipawa St., in Temiscaming. CSN vice-president Denise Boucher, CSN commerce federation president Serge Fournier, Donald Rheault, the president of the Conseil central d'Abitibi-Témiscamingue—Nord-du-Québec, and Cathy Presseault, president of the Temiscaming Provigo employees' union, will be available for interviews. The community supper will follow at 5 pm.
WHAT: Press availability and community supper to mark the anniversary of the lock at the Temiscaming Provigo supermarket.
WHO: The CSN, the CSN commerce federation, the central council of Abitibi-Témiscamingue and northern Quebec, and the Temiscaming Provigo employees' union.
WHEN: At 3:30 pm today.
WHERE: At 316 A Kipawa St., Temiscaming, Quebec.
SOURCE: Fédération du commerce (FC-CSN)
For further information:
or to arrange interviews: Lyle Stewart, CSN communications service, 514 796-2066.