Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

May 18, 2017 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: As Zoo Board prepares to meet, community and labour allies to join striking CUPE 1600 members today for a solidarity rally and barbecue

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 18, 2017) - One day ahead of an special meeting of the Toronto Zoo's Board of Management, community and labour allies will join striking members of Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1600) on the picket line for a barbecue and solidarity rally.

Organized by CUPE Ontario, today's solidarity barbecue and rally and will begin at 11 a.m. at CUPE 1600's main picket site, located in front of the main visitor parking lot at the Toronto Zoo, located on Meadowvale Road.

Media interested in covering this event are encouraged to contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, for further details.

Christine McKenzie, President of CUPE 1600 and Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario, will have media availability following the rally portion of the event, which is scheduled to begin at noon.

WHAT: CUPE Ontario solidarity barbecue and rally for striking CUPE 1600 members
WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Toronto Zoo main entrance, Meadowvale Road (Just north of Sheppard Ave.)
WHO: Striking CUPE 1600 members, CUPE Ontario, community and labour allies

CUPE 1600 represents close to 400 zookeepers, horticulturalists, trades people, maintenance, administration and public relations staff concession and ride operators at the Toronto Zoo, Canada's largest zoo and a world leading research, education and conservation facility.

Contact Information

  • Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications