Toronto, Ont. – Four locked out employees from Journal de Quebec will address over 2,000 delegates to the 2007 CUPE National Convention on Wednesday, October 17 at approximately 11 a.m. Journal de Quebec is a subsidiary of Sun Media Corporation, itself a subsidiary of Quebecor.
The locked out members are Lucie Bulter, president of the clerical local, Jocelyne Martineau, president of the printing local and Denis Bolduc and Daniel Paquet, both journalists.
According to Denis Bolduc “the lock-out is even more brutal when you consider that the members at the Journal were not threatening to strike, that they had never been on strike, and that not one day of work had been lost since the paper opened in 1967.”
The Journal de Quebec locked out workers on April 22 and transferred their production to Toronto, using the Toronto Sun offices, printing the newspaper at Mirabel and classified handled from the Ottawa area. The locked journalists now produce their own, free, daily newspaper MediaMatin Quebec.
The CUPE convention is being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, south building, through Friday October 19th.
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For further information, to arrange an interview or a press pass please contact:
Wendy Forbes, CUPE Communications, 416.892.8716
Sébastien Goulet, CUPE Communications, 613.808.0675
Hélène Bélanger, CUPE Communications, 416.893.7458