Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

August 27, 2009 11:15 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE and Randy Hillier to Hold Joint News Conference Tomorrow

CUPE to announce decision concerning picket lines outside group homes

CARLETON PLACE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 27, 2009) - Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington, will join the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the union representing 90 striking developmental services workers in Lanark County, in a press conference tomorrow, Friday, August 28.

CUPE will announce its decision concerning picket lines outside the residences of the people the CUPE members support. There have been several disturbing incidents since "replacement workers" started working CUPE jobs and the picketers' presence has been a comfort to many residents.

WHAT: Press conference on Lanark strike
WHO: Randy Hillier, MPP, Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
Sid Ryan, President, CUPE Ontario
WHERE: Dufferin Square Boardroom, 105 Dufferin St., Perth
WHEN: Friday, August 28, 11:00 AM

Members of CUPE 1521.02 have been on strike since early July in an effort to stop the erosion of working conditions and the quality of service delivered to Lanark residents with intellectual disabilities.

Contact Information

  • CUPE Communications
    David Robbins
    David Shostal
    Executive Assistant to Randy Hillier