Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

April 20, 2011 16:13 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE-Mark Ferguson, president of the Toronto Civic Employees Union CUPE Local 416 announces press conference

Will address issues of contracting out Toronto garbage and recycling

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 20, 2011) - Mark Ferguson, president of the Toronto Civic Employees Union (TCEU), Canadian Union of Public Employees Union (CUPE) Local 416 will hold a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m. at Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 2.

Ferguson, and guests, will address the issue of contracting out garbage and recycling in their respective municipalities.

Joining Ferguson will be Brian Madden, president of CUPE 503, Ottawa outside workers; Derron Vernon, president of CUPE 5167; and Mario Fontaine, vice president of Sherbrooke, Quebec CUPE /scfp 2729, all of whom represent collectors whose work has been brought in-house by their respective municipalities. As well, Toby Sanger, CUPE National economist will be present.

WHAT:Press conference with TCEU/CUPE Local 416
president Mark Ferguson and guests
WHEN:Thursday, April 21 at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE:Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West
Committee Room 2
WHY:To address contracting out of garbage and recycling
west of Yonge Street in Toronto

Contact Information

  • CUPE Communications
    Wendy Forbes
    416-292-3999