May 30, 2007
Canadian auto workers create “Job Loss Cemetery” on Parliament Hill
Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Auto Workers union activists will create a ‘Job Loss Cemetery’ on the Parliament Hill lawn at Noon today – erecting some 500 tombstones representing Canadian manufacturing facilities that have either closed or have permanently laid off workers. The CAW says that in less than five years, more than 250,000 manufacturing jobs have been lost in Canada.
The union says the Harper government has done nothing to stop this hemorrhaging. “In fact, it is exacerbating the situation with a high Canadian dollar and support for unfair trade deals. Workers are demanding a response from the federal government to the country’s ongoing loss of manufacturing jobs,” said a CAW news release.
More information on the CAW campaign to save Canadian manufacturing jobs can be found on the CAW web site at CAW.ca.