Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

May 31, 2016 15:50 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: CUPE members show support for mental health services in Peterborough

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - On Wednesday, mental health services and the people who deliver them will get a show of support from the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), as local union members hold a solidarity picket at the administrative office of the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm.

Workers at CMHA Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge are represented by CUPE Local 5258.

CUPE members fear that services for vulnerable people are suffering as the result of underfunding to the agency, which recently laid off a housing maintenance worker who is also president of CUPE 5258.

Who: local members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and supporters of mental health services
What: solidarity picket in support of mental health services and the workers who provide them in the region
When: Wednesday, June 1, from 12:15 pm to 12:45 pm
Where: CMHA administrative office, 415 Water Street, Peterborough

Contact Information

  • Bev Newman
    CUPE National Representative
    705-743-0600

    Mary Unan
    CUPE Communications
    647-390-9839