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Kincardine Westario Power workers, who have been on strike for 48 days, will see their numbers on the picket line swell, as busloads of autoworkers join them on the line tomorrow.

We are seeing a marked increase in community support, both in numbers on the picket line and in financial terms. The Westario CEO and board should know that other unionized workers are behind us, and the strikers will not be starved back to work, says Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) national representative Jim Keenan.

In addition to picket line support, CAW members are hosting a BBQ on behalf of the strikers (members of CUPE 255), in front of the strike headquarters on Queen Street in downtown Kincardine.

  • WHO:
    Busloads of CAW members join CUPE 255 picket line and host BBQ for striking Westario workers

  • WHAT:
    CAW members support striking CUPE 255 members

  • WHEN:
    Thursday, October 7, 2004 5:00 p.m.

  • WHERE:
    CUPE 255 strike headquarters
    (opposite Westario Power offices, 385 Queen Street, Kincardine)


For more information, please contact:
Jim Keenan, CUPE National Representative
(705) 790-0056
Stella Yeadon, CUPE Communications
(416) 578-8774