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CUPE Ontario

September 14, 2010 16:38 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE Ontario Hosting "Day-One" of 72 Hour "Solidarity Rally" With Brantford ECP Employees

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2010) - Ontario's largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and its President, Fred Hahn, will host busloads of supporters from across Southern Ontario on Day-One of a three-day, 72 hour "Solidarity Rally" outside the ECP plant in Brantford, Ontario, starting at 5:45 a.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

The rally, supporting ECP workers, members of USW Local 1-500, now in the second year of a strike, will call on Ontario to follow the example of BC and Quebec by adopting anti-scab legislation to prevent rogue employers from hurting communities, like Brantford, by dragging strikes out as the ECP management has done.

Day-Two of the rally will be hosted by the CAW and Day-Three by ECP workers' own union, the United Steelworkers.

Who: Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario
   
What: Day-One of a 72 hour ECP Solidarity & Anti-Scab Rally
   
Why: Supporting the call for Anti-Scab legislation in Ontario
   
When: 5:45 a.m. – shift change / 4:30 p.m. – "Solidarity Rally" picket line
   
Where: 369 Elgin Street, Brantford, ON, N3S 7P6

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