Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

May 20, 2015 15:01 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Food service giant Compass serves up a rotten deal to workers at Peterborough Regional Health Centre

CUPE leaders join hospital rally to call for a fair deal for food service employees

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 20, 2015) - At noon on Thursday, May 21, employees of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) and other supporters will rally in defense of the hospital's food service workers, who are employed by multinational food service corporation Compass Group Canada.

Despite working for a company that holds lucrative contracts with publicly funded institutions, food service workers at PRHC are subject to low wages and precarious part-time hours. Most are not eligible for benefits and none receives any sick days, despite a working environment that focuses on health and good hygiene.

Joining the rally will be Fred Hahn, the president of the Ontario division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), and Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions (OCHU).

Both will call on Compass and PRHC's directors to ensure a fair deal for food service workers.

Rally information:

Who: Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario
Michael Hurley, President, Ontario Council of Hospital Unions
and employees of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre
What: Rally in support of PRHC's food service workers, employees of Compass Group Canada
When: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 12 noon to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Peterborough Regional Health Centre (corner of Hospital and Medical Drive)

Contact Information

  • Jennifer Mizerovsky
    CUPE National Representative
    613-921-5918

    Mary Unan
    CUPE Communications
    647-390-9839