Tomorrow: CAW Meets with Top St. Thomas Politicians in Effort to Save Sterling Truck Plant

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - CAW President Ken Lewenza and top elected
officials at the Sterling Truck plant in St. Thomas will be meeting tomorrow
with St. Thomas Mayor Cliff Barwick, Liberal MPP Steve Peters and Conservative
MP Joe Preston with the purpose of launching a joint campaign to stop the
closure of the town's Sterling Truck plant. Also in attendance will be St.
Thomas city councilors.

    The meeting will take place tomorrow:
    Friday, October 17, 2008 at 8:30 a.m.
    St. Thomas City Hall - 545 Talbot Street
    St. Thomas, Ontario

    (*)Lewenza and the in-plant committee will be available for interview
    following the meeting.

    The 1300 current workers at Sterling are represented by CAW Local 1001.
    Tomorrow's meeting is a precursor to a meeting with Daimler officials on
Tuesday in Windsor, Ontario where Lewenza and the CAW in-plant committee at
Sterling Truck will make a strong case for the continued production at the
    Daimler announced on October 14 that it plans to close the facility as of
March 2009.

For further information:

For further information: CAW Communications, Shannon Devine, (cell)
(416) 302-1699

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