No. 4, July 12, 2002

No. 4, July 12, 2002

Solidarity News

July 12, 2002 No. 4

  • Women's Solidarity Rally - assemble at CAW Local 127 Hall, 280 Merritt Ave, Chatham, Sunday, July 21 at 1:00 pm.

  • CAW is planning to target Navistar truck dealerships asking them not to do business with Navistar until the dispute is settled.

  • International Solidarity Letters received from: Authentic Front of Mexican Workers; Chilean Metalworkers (CONSTRAMET); Steel, Metal & Engineering Workers' Federation of India; International Metalworkers' Federation; Australian Manufacturing Workers Union; Union Generale des Travailleurs Algeriens; OZ KOVO (Slovakia); FTMH (Switzerland); Syndicat des Ouvriers et Employes de Nouvelle Caledonie (New Caledonia).

To the workers of the Navistar International Truck Corporation:

Dear Brothers and Sisters: We send you our heartfelt solidarity and greetings in your struggle from all of the brothers and sisters of the FAT ( Authentic Labor Front)... Today, more than ever, workers - without taking into consideration nationalities - should remain united to confront capital as one. That is all for now. We say goodbye with the hope that your conflict gets resolved soon and that your legitimate demands are accepted.

Frente Authentico del Trabajo (Authentic Front of Mexican Workers) - a progressive central labour body in Mexico

Los afiliados a la Confederacion Nacional de Trabajadores Metalurgicos de Chile "CONSTRAMENT", queremos manifestarle nuestra mas irrestricta solidaridad a Uds.y los trabajadores en heulga...

Miguel Soto Roa, President Chilean Metalworkers (CONSTRAMENT)

We are pleased to extend full support to the striking workers at Navistar in their struggle to save their jobs and to express our solidarity with the workers and further wish them all success.

Chanti Patel, President
Steel, Metal & Engineering Workrs' Federation of India

To All IMF Affiliates - Urgent Support for Navistar/International Truck Workers in Canada....the company intends to pick up production from the strike at their location in Mexico. They have also made public their intention to use scab labour at the Chatham workplace.

Marcello Malentacchi, General Secretary, IMF

On behalf of the 160,000 members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union I want to express our solidarity with you the union members at International Trucks in Chatham Canada. We are outraged at the tactics of this multinational company...

Julius Roe, National President Australian Manufacturing Workers Union

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