Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

January 27, 2015 11:51 ET

Media Advisory: Good jobs for Kingston, high-quality services for students and staff, focus of Queen's rally

CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn lends his support in Kingston

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 27, 2015) - On Wednesday, January 28, Kingston residents and members of the Queen's university community will be urged to show their support for high-quality services at Queen's by supporting the workers who provide them. The call will come at a rally organized by workers from Queen's University.

Joining them will be CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, who will address the importance of secure, stable jobs for communities like Kingston.

Rally participants will include representatives of the universities' trades, maintenance and custodial workers; library technicians; lab, AV and other technicians; and food service workers.

They will hold a rally and information picket on the campus of Queen's University, at the corner of University Avenue and Union Street West, on Wednesday, January 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Members of CUPE Locals 229, 254 and 1302 are seeking contracts that protect the quality of jobs and services at Queen's.

Who: trades and maintenance staff; lab and other technicians; library technicians; food service workers
What: rally and information picket
When: Wednesday, January 28, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Corner of University Avenue and Union Street West
Queen's University Campus, Kingston
Speaker: CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will speak at 11:30 a.m.

Contact Information

  • Mary Unan
    CUPE Communications
    647-390-9839

    Donna Carlaw
    CUPE National Representative
    613-453-2597