Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Date: Jun 01, 2008 Time: 11:00 AM Location: Midtown Mall Parking Lot, 200 John St., Oshawa, ON On Sunday June 1, CAW members in Oshawa and the surrounding area will take to the streets nearby the riding of federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, demanding immediate government action to stop manufacturing job loss. All local union members, family, friends, neighbours and community allies are encouraged to attend. The march will kick off at the Midtown Mall parking lot at 11:00am. The group will depart from the Midtown Mall and march up John Street for a mass rally at Memorial Park. CAW Local 222 President Chris Buckley said that the march and rally are important opportunities to join with one voice to demand that the federal government end its complacency and act now to stop manufacturing job loss and reverse its devastating effects. Whether we realize it or not this is a problem that affects us all, said Buckley. We continue to bleed good-paying manufacturing jobs and it is time for us to send a strong message to our government that manufacturing matters. Since 2002, 350,000 Canadian manufacturing jobs have been lost. All members are urged to join in sending a message to the Canadian government that citizens will not tolerate the dismantling of the country's manufacturing sector.
Our security lies in our fight, so let's get on the 1005 bus at 9:00 AM and all hit the street on June 1st in Oshawa. This is an issue that matters to us as much as our protest mattered to them because they were here for us on May 1st. So come on out and fight the battle to win our war on poverty and massive unemployment.
Meet us at the 1005 union hall at 350 Kenilworth Ave North Hamilton at 9:00 AM. Bring your banners, flags, literature, and views on the subject. Everyone is welcome who is concerned about losing their good paying job to the global economy.