Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Update on "Working in Canada: A Real Challenge"--More Input from Embattled Workers

Last week I posted about the the informal end-of the-day reception coming up on Thursday and organized by the NPD Association of Outremont. on "Working in Canada Today: A Real Challenge."

Now we're expecting to have a representative of the United Food and Commercial Workers of Canada (UFCA) who'll talk about their difficulties in organizing and in the treatment of immigrant workers. Richard De Stephano of the machinists union at Air Canada ((l'Association Internationale des Machinistes et des travailleurs et travailleuses de l'Aérospatiale) will also speak about being forced back to work by the Conservative government last year after union members were locked out,. Thomas Mulcair, Outremont MP and candidate for the NDP leadership, will round out the discussion with his ideas about the economy and what the NDP can do.

Place: "The Bay" on the first floor of the Côtes des Neiges community centre, 6767 Côte des Neiges Road (165 and 435 buses, with 161 and 160 buses not far away.)

Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2012

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