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Winnipeg CUPE National President Paul Moist will be in Winnipeg tomorrow to take part in a national day of action against Wal-Mart for its disregard for the rights of Canadian workers.

Moist will join other community leaders at the Wal-Mart store at Kenaston and McGillivray in Winnipeg to speak out against the retail giants anti-union, anti-women worker practices. Wal-Marts latest affront to working people was its recent decision to close a store in Jonquir0065, Quebec, after workers voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers Union (UFCW).

  • WHO: CUPE National President Paul Moist speaking at day of action against Wal-Mart
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 7, 12:00 noon
  • WHERE: Wal-Mart, Kenaston & McGillivray, Winnipeg

The National day of action against Wal-Mart, dubbed Lets Greet Mal-Wart, will inform customers, employees and the public about the companys questionable employment practices and treatment of workers. Picking up on Wal-Marts greeters, shoppers arriving at the store will find people acting as meeters handing out information about the corporations anti-worker policies.

Our purpose is to raise awareness, so people can decide for themselves whether their Canadian dollars should support a foreign corporation like Wal-Mart that chooses to trample on the rights and laws which protect working people in this country, said Moist.

CUPE is Canadas largest union with 540,000 women and men who provide public services. CUPE members work on the front lines of municipalities, community agencies, health care facilities, school boards and more.

Dennis Lewycky, CUPE Communications, cell (204) 223-6805
David Robbins, CUPE Communications, cell (613) 878-1431