Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

July 25, 2011 16:00 ET

'Bargain not Bully' information picket-CUPE workers to Queen's University

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 25, 2011) - As Queen's University workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), enter crucial mediation talks with management to avert a possible lock-out or strike on July 29, front-line workers and their supporters will hold a 'Bargain not Bully' information picket on Tuesday, July 26 at 11:30 am, at the corner of University and Union streets.

"Our members and supporters are united to show solidarity for our bargaining team as we head back to bargain for a fair contract," said Donna Carlaw, CUPE national representative and spokesperson for CUPE members at Queen's. "Management is keen on forcing pension cuts on our members or locking them out by the end of the week – we say Queen's should bargain, not bully us."

Who: Queen's University workers,
And their supporters
What: 'Bargain not Bully' information picket
When: Tuesday, July 26, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where: Queen's University Campus
Corner of University and Union streets

"Our members want to work, live and retire in Kingston with pride and dignity," continued Carlaw. "Why would Queen's, the pride of Kingston, force very serious pension cuts or push their own workers out on the streets by locking them out?"

Contact Information

  • CUPE National Representative
    Donna Carlaw
    613-453-2597

    CUPE Communications
    James Chai
    416-292-3999