Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

March 11, 2009 16:27 ET

Media Advisory: Labour Movement Uniting to Face Tough Economic Times

Leaders from CAW, Steel and CUPE to push back against rightwing agenda

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 11, 2009) - Labour leaders from the private and public sectors will come together at a conference panel organized by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario in Toronto tomorrow.

The panel brings together Canadian Auto Workers President Ken Lewenza, United Steelworkers of America President Wayne Fraser and CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan. Media are invited to attend:



WHO: Ken Lewenza, President, Canadian Auto Workers
Wayne Fraser, President, United Steelworkers of America
Sid Ryan, President, CUPE Ontario

WHAT: CUPE Ontario panel on bargaining in tough economic times

WHERE: Doubletree Hotel, 655 Dixon Road

WHEN: Thursday, March 12, 7:00 PM


The panel is part of an effort by CUPE Ontario to help bring labour unions together to push back against the right-wing agenda calling for workers to give up wages and benefits to solve the economic downturn.

The labour leaders will tackle the challenges facing both the private and public sectors, and discuss strategies for turning the recession around and balancing its effects more equitably across society.

Contact Information

  • CUPE
    David Robbins
    CUPE Communications
    Cell: (613) 878-1431
    Website: www.cupe.ca