November 14, 2007

CAW leaders meet with Brampton, Ontario MPs on manufacturing crisis

Brampton, Ontario – Leaders from the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) met with MPs from Brampton, Ontario to discuss manufacturing job loss problems that are affecting workers and their families in Ontario and across Canada. Brampton is the site of a Chrysler plant that will lose a third shift and production of the Dodge Magnum following recent announcements by the automaker.

The agenda covered the Canada/Korea Free Trade talks, the current manufacturing crisis in Canada, the Brampton plant shift loss and the need for federal support for the auto industry. The CAW estimates that for every job lost at the Chrysler plant, an additional seven jobs will also vanish in the region.

MPs Navdeep Bains, Gurbas Malhi and a representative from the office of Dr. Ruby Dhalla attended the meeting. The Brampton MPs signed a letter committing their support for a federal task force.

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