Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

November 30, 2011 16:13 ET

CUPE Ontario to announce employment equity campaign

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 30, 2011) - At a press conference tomorrow, December 1, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will launch a new employment equity campaign. The campaign will raise awareness of the idea of equity, but more significantly will involve union locals using collective bargaining to improve representation within their workplaces.

"People stop talking about equity during tough fiscal times, but that's when we need to be most alert. When governments cut, they do it from the bottom, and those are the workplaces that are more representative of our communities. We need to make sure that all Ontarians have good jobs, and employment equity is an important part of building a better Ontario," CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn says of the campaign.

The union will be joined at its press conference by Colour of Poverty, which recently launched an employment equity campaign with similar goals. The press conference will kick off CUPE Ontario's three-day Human Rights conference.

WHO: CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and
the CUPE Ontario Human Rights Committee and Colour of Poverty
WHAT: Launch of employment equity campaign
WHEN: 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Hyatt Regency, 370 King Street West, Toronto (King & Peter)

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario represents 230,000 workers in healthcare, education, post-secondary education, municipalities and social services across the province.

Contact Information

  • CUPE
    Craig Saunders
    Communications Representative
    416-576-7316