Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - 966

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - 966

March 10, 2009 15:29 ET

CUPE: Walk to Save Three Women's Jobs Wednesday, March 11

CALEDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 10, 2009) - On Wednesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. members of CUPE 966, municipal workers of the Town of Caledon, will hold an information walk at council offices to support three members whose jobs are on the line.

The Town of Caledon will decide on Wednesday if they will outsource the cleaning services provided by the three women who are long term employees.

"The town is really only moving three salaries from one budget line to another. They will continue to buy all the supplies and equipment and store all the equipment on town property," said CUPE 966 president Mary Jo Falle.

"In today's economic climate instead of maintaining decently paid employment for our local residents, the town is contracting out work. This will reduce the amount of cash flow in the town because of lower wages. Not only will this reduce spending in local businesses, but place three, long term employees on the unemployment line," she continued.

"We will bus members from our offices on Traders Blvd. to Caledon Town Hall at 6311 Old Church Road in Caledon. We expect to be there by 6 p.m. Our speakers at the meeting include Audrey Nichols, CUPE 966 vice president, Chief Shop Steward Tom Plese, and John Richard, the unit vice president. I will address those participating in the walk," Falle concluded.

Contact Information

  • Mary Jo Falle
    CUPE 966 President
    905-502-6599 (CUPE 966 office)
    John Richard
    CUPE 966 Unit Vice President