Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

October 22, 2013 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Mass demonstration of CUPE solidarity with Quebec City blue collars

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 22, 2013) - More than 3,000 Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) members, including delegates to the union's national convention, will converge on the Québec National Assembly on Wednesday afternoon to show their solidarity with the 1,100 members of Québec City blue-collar employees union. The Syndicat des employés manuels de la Ville de Québec [CUPE 1638] has been without a contract since December 31, 2010.

While Québec City Mayor Régis Labeaume continues to attack municipal employees during his election campaign, CUPE members from across the country will join the city's blue-collar workers to demand the return of the employer to the negotiating table.

"With attacks on wages, working conditions, and pensions on the rise, workers from across Canada must stand together," said Paul Moist, national president of CUPE. "The Québec blue-collar workers can depend on the full support of CUPE and its hundreds of thousands of Canadian members."

CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury, CUPE Québec President Lucie Levasseur, and the president of the Québec City blue-collar employees' union, Daniel Simard, will also be speaking at the demonstration.

CUPE is Canada's largest union, representing more than 627,000 members across the country, including more than 111,000 in Québec. The CUPE's 50th anniversary national convention is taking place at the Québec City Convention Centre from October 21 to 25.

WHAT: Mass demonstration of CUPE solidarity with Québec City blue collars
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23 at noon
WHERE: In front of the Québec National Assembly

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