Press conference on truck drivers’ working hours – Ottawa

Montreal, November 26, 2004 — Media representatives are invited to attend a press conference scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Monday November 29, 2004 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, next to the Parliament building.

Jim Karygiannis, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Transport, Roger Gallaway, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Transport, and Phil Benson of Teamsters Canada will be holding a press conference in front of the Teamsters Canada truck, next to the Eternal Flame and the Canadian Parliament. All three will explain the potential consequences of increasing working hours in the trucking industry.

The Teamsters truck will be arriving from a trip from Montreal to Ottawa via Toronto. The goal is to have Mr. Karygiannis experience hands on the reality of truck drivers’ working conditions and make him aware that working 18 hours a day is too much.

THE TEAMSTERS UNION IS AGAINST 18-HOUR DAYS FOR TRUCK DRIVERS!

Event: Press conference on working hours in the trucking industry
Date: Monday November 29, 2004
Place: Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Time: 7:00 p.m.