Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

March 30, 2017 09:47 ET

Media Advisory: Municipal workers and community allies to rally in support of striking Canadian Hearing Society workers Friday

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 30, 2017) - As week four of the strike between Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) and the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS) concludes, striking CHS workers in Windsor will be joined tomorrow on the picket line by their allies in the community and the labour movement.

Beginning at 12 noon Friday, March 31, community allies and a contingent of municipal workers from across Ontario will assemble at the picket line in front of the CHS offices, located at 300 Giles Avenue, for a solidarity rally and luncheon.

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.

WHAT: Solidarity rally and luncheon for striking CUPE 2073 members
WHEN: Friday, March 31, 12 noon to 1:15 p.m.
WHERE: In front of the CHS Offices, 300 Giles Avenue
WHO: Striking workers, community and labour allies, local politicians and a contingent of municipal workers from across Ontario
WHY: To show support for striking CUPE 2073 members

Media wishing to cover this event should contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, for further details.

Contact Information

  • Suanne Hawkins
    CUPE National Representative
    519-890-1932

    Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications
    416-821-6641