Amicus the Union

Amicus the Union

April 18, 2007 13:00 ET

AMICUS and USW to Make Historic Announcement - News Conference via conference call

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - April 16, 2007) -

Embargoed until 18.00 (BST) Wednesday, 18th April 2007

For the attention of: All industrial, US, Canada, Europe correspondents.

Top Industrial Unions in U.K and North America to pursue global solidarity

WHO: Amicus General Secretary Derek Simpson and United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard

WHEN: 12 Noon (EDT), 17.00 (BST) Wednesday, April 18

WHERE: Westin Hotel, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

11 Colonel By Drive (across from Ottawa Congress Centre)

Or by conference call via following dial-in number(s):

UNITED STATES: (866) 205-3921 (Toll-Free for U.S.; Some Canadian major cities can also access)

INTERNATIONAL: 001 612 332-0932 (Caller-paid phone line for Canada, UK and all others around the globe)

Please specify "USW and AMICUS Press Call" when the operator answers and provide your name and affiliation. You will be placed on hold until the 12:00 Noon (EDT) start of the call. Late diallers will be registered and advised the call is already in progress. All dial-in participants will be in a listen-only mode until the call is opened up to the Q&A session.

WHY: The success of the strategic alliances between the USW and Amicus has reaffirmed both unions' commitment to greater international solidarity and cooperation to better represent workers against the threats posed by global capital. The new agreement to be signed at the Wednesday event will be the first step in establishing a truly global union. (Amicus is finalising a merger with the Transport and General Workers in the U.K. to be called Unite and will represent 2.1 million members. The USW represents 850,000 members in the U.S. and Canada)

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