One Day Longer Solidarity Weekend

Sudbury, Ontario

February 1, 2001


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One Day Longer Solidarity Weekend
One Day Longer Solidarity Weekend
dated February 1, 2001

One Day Longer Solidarity Weekend
Sudbury, Ontario, January 28, 2001
       As two bus loads of OPP riot police and guard-dogs loomed in the back ground, CAW National President Buzz Hargrove spoke to thousands of striking workers, their families and community supporters in Sudbury.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President



       "I want to say, through you, to the Mike Harris government, it's a damn disgrace to have the OPP on the picket lines at the expense of the tax payers of Ontario. Shame on Mike Harris."






       Hargrove told the members of CAW Local 598 Mine Mill and Smelter Workers that they are making history with their solidarity and determination.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President



       "Your Struggle will go down in history as not only a struggle for the basic fundamental rights of yourselves and your families and the community of Sudbury, but also it will go down in the annals of history as a struggle of working people and their right to continue to enjoy the gains they have made over the last 57 years."




      
During the "One Day Longer Solidarity Weekend", thousands of people from Sudbury and surrounding communities gathered to show their support of the workers.
       Hargrove delivered a warning to both the Harris government and Falconbridge Noranda.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President

       "Don't underestimate the determination of the workers, the members of Local 598, who have a long history of struggle, and their families and their community to last one day longer than Falconbridge Noranda and one day longer than the Harris government."




       With the strike now in its seventh month, the CAW has committed itself to provide additional support for the striking workers and their families. Hargrove called on Falconbridge to drop their demands to eliminate worker's protection in the collective agreement.

Buzz Hargrove
CAW National President


       "You will never ever destroy our collective agreement. You will never ever starve our members into submission. You can not win this dispute. Get back to the bargaining table and lets get our people back to work. Hang in there brothers and sisters we will overcome."

CAW "Fighting Back Makes a Difference."


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