Press Release
 

 

Press Release
United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America

Publisher:  United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers of America, Don Mills, Canada
Year Published:  1979  
Pages:  2pp  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX1001

At the end of June, longshoremen in Sait John, N.B., refused to load a cargo of heavy water destined for use by NANDU nuclear reactor in Argentina. This press release contains the text of a telegram of support sent by the Electrical Workers Union to the longshoremen.

Abstract:  At the end of June, longshoremen in Sait John, N.B., refused to load a cargo of heavy water destined for use by NANDU nuclear reactor in Argentina. This press release contains the text of a telegram of support sent by the Electrical Workers Union to the longshoremen.

In the telegram, the union leader says,"Your members are demonstrating the revulsion of the labour movement across Canada to the complicity of our government with a regime that suppresses labour and democratic rights and jails, tortures and murders its people." The action was described as a display of bonds with working people in other countries and a broadening of the demand in Canada for a halt to the sale of CANDU's until labour and democratic rights are restored in Argentina.

In a second telegram, whose text is also given, the Electrical Workers' call on the government of Canada to ". . .repond to opposition to such sales and give expression to your oft-repeated claims of concern for human rights by cancelling CANDU deals made by (the) predecessor government."
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