For Immediate Release
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Good Jobs Coalition to Call for Urgent EI Repair
Community and Labour will Deliver Pre-Budget Message to Flaherty
TORONTO—This Thursday, the Good Jobs Coalition—an alliance of more than 35 community and labour groups representing people throughout the Greater Toronto Area—will be sending a pre-budget message to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty about the urgent need to repair Employment Insurance (EI).
EVENT: Good Jobs Coalition's Pre-budget Call for EI Repair
DATE: Thursday, January 22, 2009
TIME: 10:00 a.m. ET
LOCATION: Toronto City Hall, Members' Lounge, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON
Expected to speak during the media conference are:
- Unemployed auto, steel and Progressive Moulded Products (PMP) workers who are experiencing, first-hand, the problems with current EI policy;
- Winnie Ng, Co-chair of the Good Jobs Coalition and Coordinator of the PMP Action Centre;
- Winston Tinglin, Director - Community Engagement of the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto; and
- Judy Vashti Persad, Coordinator of the Good Jobs Coalition.
This will be the first public event of the Good Jobs Coalition since last November's 'Good Jobs Summit' which was attended by a diverse group of more than 1,000 GTA workers, students, environmentalists, social justice advocates, youth and community members.
For more information, please contact:
Ken Marciniec, Communications Coordinator, Good Jobs Coalition, 416-803-6066 (cell); or Judy Persad, Coordinator, Good Jobs Coalition, 416-895-0754 (cell)