WHAT: Rally to support striking potash workers
WHERE: 123 2nd Avenue South, Saskatoon (Scotia Centre)
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 2 2008 NOON
WHO: United Steelworkers, their supporters, friends and family
SASKATOON, Oct. 2 /CNW/ - Members of the United Steelworkers (USW), on
strike more than two months against Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan,
together with their supporters, will rally today (Thursday, Oct. 2) at Noon
CST at PotashCorp's Saskatoon office, to demand that the company get back to
the bargaining table and negotiate a fair and equitable agreement.
USW members at three PotashCorp mines - Cory, Allan and Patience Lake -
have heard nothing from PotashCorp since they rejected a company offer that
failed to recognize the contribution workers have made to skyrocketing
profits. Company spokespeople continue to mislead the public about the union's
position and yet refuse to return to negotiations.
Speakers, including USW National Director Ken Neumann and USW Western
Canada Director Stephen Hunt, will point out the tremendous imbalance in the
treatment of workers versus the company's top executives, whose stock options
are worth more than the wages paid to all PotashCorp employees and royalties
paid to the Government of Saskatchewan last year. And, although PotashCorp is
receiving far more profit per worker than most mining companies, it pays wages
lower than many other major Canadian mining operations.
USW members have pursued PotashCorp's executives in both New York and
London and have informed investors that the company's performance has fallen
since the strike began on August 5.
For further information:
For further information: Roger Falconer, (647) 500-5965