Striking workers bring their fight to Queen's Park

    TORONTO, March 30 /CNW/ - The workers at FirstOntario Credit Union in
Hamilton and Stoney Creek, are coming to Queen's Park on Monday, April 2, 2007
at 11:00 a.m. to join Hamilton East MPP Andrea Horwath in demanding action
from the McGuinty government on the impasse that has forced them to be on
strike for close to half a year against the massive concessions and cuts being
demanded by the credit union. The 69 women and one man, members of the
Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union, Local 343, have been on
strike since October 20, 2006. These workers believe that this strike has been
extended as a result of the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO)
allowing the Credit Union to postpone the Annual General Meeting that was set
for December 6, 2006 in violation of the credit union's own bylaws and the
Caisse Populaires Act.

    WHEN:   Monday, April 2, 2007
            11 a.m.

    WHERE:  Media Studio
            Queen's Park

    After the press conference, workers will stage a rally in front of the
South Doors of the Main Legislative Building from 11:40 a.m. to 12-noon.

For further information:

For further information: Patty Clancy, (416) 703-8515, ext. 229

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