FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2000
Cold, cruel, and
uncaring: Salvation Army axes strikers shelter
LONDON - The lawyer for Salvation Army London Village has given striking members of the
Ontario Public Service Employees Union 24 hours to tear down the only thing protecting
them from the cold February wind.
The strikers have until 4:15 p.m. today to remove a wooden shelter that sits on a few
square feet of Salvation Army property.
"I think this kind of tactic really shows the kind of employer were
facing," said OPSEU staff representative Carol Warner. "They dont care if
our people freeze on the picket line."
The strike by 130 residential and vocational counsellors began Dec. 14, 1999.
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For more information: Carol Warner (519) 649-7770; (519) 852-2749 (cell)