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Strike Support at the Corel Centre - Thurs. 6 p.m.
>The Retail, Wholesale section of the United Steelworkers is seeking strike
>support for their members who work for Ogden Corporation, the food
>concessionaires at the Corel Centre, tonight 6 p.m., prior to the start of
>the hockey game with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
>The Union will be going on strike because, in the opinion of Bob White,
>President of the Canadian Labour Congress, the US multinational has tabled
>one of the worst final offers that he has ever seen. The company wants have
>the total right to contract out any of its work; it refuses to accept any
>seniority provisions; and it wants the right to fire any employee for an
>offense (eg. chewing gum) and take away from an arbitrator in a grievance
>the right to change the penalty.
>The union, formed last spring, has tried for 10 months to get a first
>contract and has met with total refusal by Ogden to consider the most basic
>of workers rights.
>The Steelworkers will arrange for anyone who wants to attend the picket this
>evening, or again on Saturday, to have you picked up by a taxi and deliver
>you there and back. Please contact Stuart Ryan at 520-7482 if you wish to
>come out to support the strikers for tonight. We will leave the loading
>docks at the back of the Unicentre at 5:15 p.m. You will be back by 8 p.m.
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