Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

November 15, 2013 11:00 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE leaders to join striking Bonfield municipal workers Saturday for solidarity picket at Bonfield landfill

BONFIELD, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 15, 2013) - CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and Henri Giroux, President of the North Bay and District CUPE Council, will be joined by CUPE leaders from across Ontario for a solidarity picket at the Bonfield Municipal Landfill on Saturday, November 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Who? Ontario CUPE Local leaders and activists
Fred Hahn, CUPE Ontario President
Yolanda McClean, CUPE Ontario Second Vice-President
Henri Giroux, President of North Bay and District CUPE Council
Striking CUPE 4616 workers and supporters
What? Solidarity picket at the Bonfield landfill site
When? Saturday, November 16, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where? Bonfield Municipal Landfill
185 Bluesea Road, Bonfield

Sixteen Bonfield municipal workers have been on strike since August 1, after the Town's Mayor tried to force the workers to accept major concessions by imposing his own terms and conditions. After mediation talks failed to reach a settlement, CUPE offered to send outstanding issues to arbitration by a neutral, third party - a move that would have allowed for municipal services to resume quickly in Bonfield. The Mayor of Bonfield refused CUPE's offer of arbitration and proceeded to contract out winter roads maintenance.

Contact Information

  • Henri Giroux
    President, North Bay and District CUPE Council
    705-471-7746

    Robert Lamoureux
    CUPE Communications
    905-739-3999 or 416-993-1063 (cell)