Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ottawa

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ottawa

June 23, 2009 16:32 ET

CUPE National Leaders to Join Striking City of Toronto Workers for Solidarity Rally

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - The Canadian Union of Public Employees' (CUPE) National President Paul Moist and National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Genereux will join striking CUPE Local 79 and Local 416 members and their supporters for a rally in front of Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, on Wednesday, June 24, at 11:00 a.m.

"The city's long list of concession demands will gut our contracts of basic collective agreement rights. This is an issue of fairness. We want to get back to work, but first we need the City of Toronto to respect our workers," said Moist.

Twenty-four thousand City of Toronto inside and outside workers have been on strike since June 22, defending their collective agreements against rollbacks demanded by the City.

WHO: CUPE National President Paul Moist
CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Genereux
CUPE 79 and 416 local presidents
Labour and community supporters

WHAT: Solidarity rally for striking City of Toronto workers

WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square, in front of Toronto City Hall

To arrange an interview with Paul Moist or Claude Genereux, please contact: CUPE National Media Relations, 613-818-0067

Contact Information

  • CUPE Communications
    Pat Daley