Union and political leaders to demand gov't action on forest industry at community picnic

    THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Media are invited to attend a
picnic and community gathering in support of laid off forestry workers on
Sunday, August 24, from noon until 5 pm at Chippewa Park.
    Union and political leaders who will address the gathering, beginning at
noon, are CEP President Dave Coles, Ontario Regional Vice-President Bob Huget
and Administrative Vice-President Kim Ginter; National NDP leader Jack Layton
and Ontario NDP leader Howard Hampton; and Thunder Bay Councillor Andrew
    Thunder Bay Fine Papers laid off 180 workers July 16 when the plant
shutdown temporarily. CEP national officers will be touring the facility and
meeting with company officials on Sunday morning prior to the picnic.

    The event is part of the CEP's "Jobs Worth Fighting For" campaign, which
involves similar events across the country to raise awareness about the plight
of the forest industry and to call for action from governments. For more
information visit www.cep.ca.

For further information:

For further information: Marvin Pupeza, CEP National Representative,
(807) 624-7711

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