Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

February 15, 2013 11:51 ET

Media Advisory: Everyone benefits from collective bargaining

CUPE members leafleting before Throne Speech, CUPE Ontario President holding media availability after speech

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2013) - Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) will leaflet at subway stations surrounding Queen's Park on Tuesday, in advance of the provincial Throne Speech.

"Collective bargaining and independent contract arbitration are important not just to union members, but to all Ontarians," said CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn. "We are raising awareness about those benefits, which include parental leave and workplace safety standards. We will be watching the Throne speech for a clear statement from the government that they will not pursue their attacks on these important rights."

Fred Hahn will attend the Throne Speech and will be available for comment at Queen's Park afterwards.

Members will begin leafleting at 7:45 a.m. outside Queen's Park subway station.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will be available for comment at Queen's Park immediately following the Throne Speech on Tuesday.

CUPE Ontario represents 240,000 workers in every Ontario community who provide services in schools, universities, health care, social services and municipalities.

Contact Information

  • CUPE Communications
    Craig Saunders