26 May 2009, 1:44pm
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Outcome of yesterday’s occupation of federal offices

Forest Talk, May 26, 2009 [here]

Yesterday’s occupation of seven federal Conservative offices by representatives of Canada’s largest forest workers union has resulted in a high-level meeting and a conference on the future of the forest industry.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has agreed to meet with representatives of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union in Ottawa on June 2nd - the day thousands of forestry workers will join in a march to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office.

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Josée Verner also agreed to hold a regional forum on the future of the forest industry.

“This a good first step toward waking up Stephen Harper’s government,” says CEP President Dave Coles, who says his union “will continue to push for action to protect forest jobs, pensions and communities, as well as the future of Canada’s forest industry.” … [more]



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