Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

March 12, 2010 10:43 ET

CUPE: Statement From Mark Ferguson, President, TCEU Local 416

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 12, 2010) - The members of Toronto Civic Employees Union Local 416, CUPE, are mourning the loss of a one co-worker and hoping for the speedy recovery of another.

On behalf of all members, and especially those who work in the city's solid waste department, I send sincere condolences to the family and friends of our departed brother.

The work our members perform is often dangerous. We put tremendous effort into ensuring their health and safety on the job because we know the hazards that they face every day.

I also want to thank the city's emergency responders for their efforts, especially those from Toronto EMS who assisted in the rescue and care of their union brothers.

Local 416 will work with our employer and Ministry of Labour investigators to find the cause of this terrible accident and continue working to prevent workplace injuries and deaths in the future.

Contact Information

  • TCEU Local 416
    Mark Ferguson
    CUPE Communications
    Pat Daley