Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

July 10, 2009 06:00 ET

CUPE Thanks the Windsor Community for Its Support

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2009) - Locals 82 and 543 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) want to thank the citizens of Windsor for participating in a fund raiser that took place on Thursday, July 9th.

A dinner organized by Club Alouette of Windsor drew more than 500 community supporters, raising in excess of $7,500. The money will assist striking workers.

Jean Fox, president of CUPE local 543, is grateful to the citizens of Windsor: "We thank the community for their support and generosity," said Fox. "Our gratitude also goes to the people of Club Alouette, who took upon themselves to organize this activity and invite the community to show their support."

Jim Wood, president of CUPE local 82, was also appreciative: "After three months on strike, we really appreciate this show of solidarity from the citizens", said Wood. "It means a lot to see the community believes in our cause and went out of their way to help our members in need."

CUPE local 82, representing outside workers, have been on strike since Wednesday, April 15th. Their colleagues of local 543, the inside workers, joined the picket line on Saturday, April 18th.

Contact Information

  • CUPE
    Luc Tittley
    CUPE Communications
    519-564-7468