Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

November 06, 2009 09:00 ET

CUPE BC: Bill 21 Protest Rally

CUPE rally outside VANOC HQ, 3585 Graveley St. at Boundary, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm, Friday, Nov. 6

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 6, 2009) - CUPE members, striking (but still working) Ambulance Paramedics, CUPE 873, and labour supporters will hold a midday rally outside the Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee (VANOC) headquarters in Vancouver Friday. The B.C. Liberal government introduced repressive "back-to-work" legislation against the paramedics in the middle of collective bargaining following a demand from VANOC to bring the strike to an end before the 2010 Games.

Supporters of democracy and fair collective bargaining will be at the rally asking 'Who is running British Columbia?' and 'When will our ambulance paramedics get a fair collective agreement?'

Contact Information

    Barry O'Neill
    Ambulance Paramedics of BC
    BJ Chute
    Director of Public Education