Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

September 23, 2011 04:00 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE to hold 'strike school' for employees of Summer Street Industries

NEW GLASGOW, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2011) - The union representing vocational workers employed by Summer Street Industries in New Glasgow will be holding a strike school this Saturday, September 24 at the CUPE area office.

With a possible strike looming, CUPE's Union Development Rep, Larry Power, will take the employees through the basics of preparing for a strike and being on strike.

The session will last from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The CUPE office is located at 115 MacLean Street.

(ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT/PHOTO EDITORS: At 3:00 pm, the employees will be making picket signs, in preparation for the possible work stoppage.)

Summer Street is a sheltered workshop for adults with intellectual disabilities.

Contact Information

  • Nan McFadgen
    President, Local 2330
    (902) 759-3231 (Cell)

    Wayne Thomas
    CUPE National Rep.
    (902) 759-1057 (Cell)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Rep.
    (902) 455-4180 (o)