According to an article by Ryan McGreal in the online publication, Raise the Hammer, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) asked the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport to stop the planned demolition of the two 1870s buildings overlooking Gore Park at 24 and 28 King Street East and designate the buildings under the Ontario Heritage Act. The ACO argues that the saving of these buildings and the landscape is no longer a local matter but is now a provincial responsibility.
The Wall Street Journal – 30 January 2012 edition
Lockout Tests Union’s Clout – James R. Hagerty and Caroline Van Hasselt
“Locked-out workers at a rail locomotive factory owned by Caterpillar in London, Ontario, are digging in for what looks like a long struggle…”
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Three HeartFM News updates cover the workers barricade of the Electro Motive Engine in Ingersoll, Ontario. Canadian Auto Workers Local 88 members from the CAMI automotive plant suspect that Caterpillar is attempting to move the unpainted engine to a scab labour paint shop.
The new engine originated from the Electromotive Canada factory in London, Ontario. The CAW 88 members isolated the ElectroMotive engine onto a railway siding close to the main rail line. On New Years Day 2012 Caterpillar / ElectroMotive locked out all 465 workers at the EMC plant, members of CAW 27. The unionized workers of CAW 88 and their supporters will retain complete control of the engine until Caterpillar returns to the bargaining table with CAW 27. January 25, 26, 27, 2012
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Valentine’s Day is coming up. Every CAW member, every union member in Canada should send Mr. CEO Doug a valentine day card – “From London With Love.” Fill his office with cards saying that we care and won’t take it anymore! We need to take the fight to his workplace, make it more than a report on his desk.
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The Record.com – 27 January 2012 edition
Letter to the Editor – Not Going to Take – Bill Gibson, area director of the CAW (Kitchener)
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Sudbury News – 27 January 2012 edition
Pickets set up at Caterpillar – SudburyNorthernLife
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