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UFCW Canada

May 09, 2011 13:53 ET

Union Busting Charges Filed at B.C. Labour Board Point to Blacklisting by Vancouver Mexican Consulate

Vancouver Media Conference Tuesday, May 10, 2011, to Outline Charges Filed Alleging Vancouver Mexican Consulate Tried to Bust Mexican Migrant Workers' Union at B.C. Farms

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) -

MEDIA ALERT FOR B.C. ASSIGNMENT AND NEWS EDITORS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 10 at 10:00 a.m.

Charges have been filed with the British Columbia Labour Relations Board alleging the Mexico consulate in Vancouver covertly attempted to blacklist union members at two B.C. agriculture operations where Mexican migrant workers had voted to unionize. The charges have been filed by UFCW Canada Local 1518. The union represents two Lower Mainland farms where migrant workers had successfully unionized with UFCW Canada Local 1518 and achieved a first collective agreement.

To support its charges, UFCW Canada Local 1518 has deposited with the B.C. Labour Board leaked documents allegedly from the Mexican consulate in Vancouver to blacklist migrant worker union sympathizers from returning to Canada to work.

MEDIA ALERT FOR B.C. ASSIGNMENT AND NEWS EDITORS FOR TUESDAY, MAY 10 at 10:00 a.m.

WHAT:
Media conference to outline charges.
WHEN:
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE:
Vancouver Convention Centre
East Facility, Level 2, Room MR14
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 0C3
WHO:
Wayne Hanley, National President
UFCW Canada
Ivan Limpright, President
UFCW Canada Local 1518
Chris Buchanan, Lawyer
Hastings Labour Law Office

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