TORONTO, April 21, 2012 /CNW/ - The CAW is planning a demonstration in support of Navistar truck employees on Saturday, April 21 at 12 noon outside Truck World - Canada's National Truck Show in Toronto.
|What:||CAW Demonstration in support of Navistar truck employees;|
|Where:||Truck World - Canada's National Truck Show, the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga (outside Hall 5);|
|When:||Today, April 21, 2012 at 12 noon.|
The demonstration is in support of Navistar truck employees from Chatham, Ontario who are seeking a fair and equitable closure agreement with the company.
Since the official notification that the Chatham truck plant was closing in July 2011 the corporation has failed miserably in treating these CAW Local 35 and 127 members with respect and dignity, said CAW President Ken Lewenza. Production ceased in 2009, forcing hundreds out of work.
At one point in its history the Chatham facility had more than 2000 workers, Lewenza said.
"It is unconscionable that after many years, Navistar refuses to bargain a decent closure agreement. To date the issues revolve around pensions, severance pay and other matters," Lewenza said in a letter to southern Ontario CAW locals.
The show is being sponsored by Navistar.
For further information:
CAW Communications, John McClyment, cell, 416-315-3202 or office, 416-495-3766.