Miners Protest Industry Minister Letting Xstrata off the Hook
February 20, 2009, 8:40 AM EST
Hundreds of miners from Sudbury's Xstrata Mine Mill will demonstrate on the doorsteps of Industry Minister Tony Clement's Huntsville constituency office today in protest of the minister's role in letting Xstrata out of its takeover agreement.
The February 9 layoff of 686 Xstrata workers was a direct violation of the company's takeover agreement from its 2006 purchase of the mine from Falconbridge. The agreement stipulated that no layoffs would occur for three years, which means no layoffs should have occurred before the end of July 2009.
CAW President Ken Lewenza will speak at the demonstration which is scheduled to start at 11:15
Demonstration today (February 20) at 11:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
202 Main Street West
The workers are represented by CAW Local 598.