Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

December 16, 2010 11:56 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE Ontario President to Urge Labour Minister to "Hear Ideas" to Improve Worker Health and Safety

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2010) - As Etobicoke workplace tragedy anniversary nears, Fred Hahn to comment on Expert Panel recommendations during Queen's Park press conference.

Fred Hahn, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, will urge Labour Minister Peter Fonseca to "consider several options" for improving worker health and safety at a news conference this afternoon, Thursday December 16, at 3 p.m. in the Queen's Park media studio.

The news conference, sponsored will follow a 2 p.m. announcement by Minister Fonseca, where he is expected to accept the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Health and Safety.

The government commissioned the Expert Panel's report following last December's tragic construction accident in Etobicoke, where a scaffold collapsed on a work site, killing four workers and seriously injuring a fifth.

WHO: CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn,
  Harry Goslin, President CUPE Local 1750
   
WHEN: Thursday, December 16 at 3 p.m.
   
WHERE: Media Studio, Queen's Park
   
WHY: To respond to Labour Minister Peter Fonseca's acceptance of the Expert Panel on Occupational Health and Safety's report and its recommendations, and to urge the Minister to "consider several options" for improving worker health and safety.

Notice to editors, producers and photo desks – Following the news conference, Fred Hahn will be available for one-on-one interviews. Outlets wishing to arrange such interviews should contact CUPE Communications Representative Kevin Wilson by telephone.

Contact Information

  • Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications
    416-821-6641