Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

March 15, 2017 07:00 ET

Media Advisory: Labour leaders gather to support Canadian Hearing Society strikers

SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 15, 2017) - Join leaders from the Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council, Councillor and NDP candidate Joe Krmpotich, along with community allies for a solidarity rally in support of the members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073).

CUPE 2073 represents 227 counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, interpreters/interpreter trainers, clerical support, program coordinators, program assistants, information technology specialists and other staff at 24 Canadian Hearing Society offices across Ontario. They have been on strike since March 6.

Outstanding issues include proposed rollbacks to employee health benefits and wage adjustments after four years without a contract.

What: Solidarity Rally with members of CUPE 2073
Where: 130 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie
When: Wednesday, March 15, 12:00 p.m.

Contact Information

  • Matthew Stella
    CUPE Communications
    613-252-4377

    Barbara Wilker-Frey
    CUPE National Representative
    905-739-3999 x241

    Paul Edwards
    CUPE National Representative
    249-356-2849 (Sault Ste. Marie)