Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

August 08, 2014 14:41 ET

CUPE rally Monday to target United Church in Naramata Centre strike

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Aug. 8, 2014) - Supporters of striking CUPE members at the Naramata Centre, operated by the United Church of Canada, will rally outside the United Church of Canada offices in Burnaby Monday morning. They will be calling on the Church to stop plans to contract out local jobs at the Naramata Centre and to bargain in good faith with the Centre's unionized staff.

CUPE Local 608 workers at the United Church's Centre at Naramata near Penticton have been on strike for three months. Despite their years of loyal & dedicated service, the Centre's management is now trying to contract out CUPE jobs.

CUPE National President Paul Moist, CUPE BC President Mark Hancock and BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair will be on hand to press for meaningful negotiations as the strike enters its fourth month.

What: Rally to support striking workers at the United Church's Naramata Centre
Where: 4383 Rumble Street, Burnaby (outside the United Church of Canada, BC Conference office)
When: Monday, Aug. 11, from 11am - 12 Noon
Speakers: CUPE National President Paul Moist
CUPE BC President Mark Hancock
BC Federation of Labour President Jim Sinclair

Contact Information

  • Murray Bush
    CUPE National Communications Representative
    778 554 2234

    Clay Suddaby
    CUPE National Communications Representative
    604 313 1138