Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

March 11, 2014 09:19 ET

CANCELLED: Rick Nicholls MPP unable to take part in DSW Appreciation Day with CUPE in Leamington on 11 March

LEAMINGTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 11, 2014) -

In honour of Developmental Service Worker Appreciation Day, Rick Nicholls MPP joins frontline support workers on the job

On Tuesday, March 11, local frontline workers in developmental services will host a visit to their workplace by Rick Nicholls MPP. The direct support workers are members of Local 3137 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent-Essex, makes the visit in recognition of Developmental Services Worker Appreciation Day in Essex County.

WHO: Rick Nicholls, MPP for Chatham-Kent-Essex
Srila Perine, President, CUPE Local 3137
Sue Grando, Director, Supports and Services,
Community Living Essex County
WHAT: Developmental Service Worker Appreciation Day
WHEN: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Southshore, a support program of Community Living Essex County
245 Talbot Street West, Leamington

CUPE marks Developmental Service Worker Appreciation Day each year to highlight the vital supports and services that direct support workers provide to people with developmental disabilities throughout the community.

CUPE represents 8,000 direct support workers in developmental services in Ontario.

Contact Information

  • Srila Perine
    President, CUPE Local 3137
    519-971-3724

    Mary Unan
    CUPE Communications
    416-739-3999, ext. 240