Auto Campaign Community Tour Comes to Oakville Tomorrow - Town Hall Meeting

April 24, 2012, 4:00 PM EST

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The CAW will be bringing its "Re-think the Economy, Re-think Canada's Auto Industry" campaign community tour to Oakville tomorrow night for the next in a series of eight town hall meetings.

To date, the tour has held town hall meetings in Windsor, St. Catharines, Oshawa, Brampton and tonight in Ingersoll.

A research report released yesterday by the CAW found that 39,500 jobs in the Greater Toronto Area directly depend on the auto industry, with tens of thousands of other jobs related to the sector.  The GTA is home to four assembly plants, more than 200 auto parts facilities and the nation's largest concentration of auto jobs.

The analysis of the auto industry in the GTA was released as part of the "Re-think the Economy, Re-think Canada's Auto Industry" campaign, launched on April 16.

"The auto industry is a major source of employment in Oakville," said CAW Local 707 President Gary Beck, who represents workers at the Ford assembly plant in Oakville. "This new campaign provides a critical roadmap on how to build and strengthen this vital industry."

Tomorrow evening in Oakville, the CAW will host a community forum on auto jobs and the community.

Oakville Community Town Hall
April 25 at 6:30 p.m.
CAW Local 707 Hall
475 North Service Road East
Oakville, Ontario

Speakers will include:

. CAW National President Ken Lewenza
. CAW Research Director Bill Murnighan
. Nicky Pala, Michael McGrath - Space Optical
. Rita Thompson, United Way, Labour Staff Partner
. Kevin Flynn, MPP, Oakville, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

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