Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

June 08, 2012 15:32 ET

Media Advisory: National President visits Ontario Works staff in Renfrew County

PEMBROKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 8, 2012) - Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National President Paul Moist will stand in solidarity with CUPE 4989 members who have been on strike since May 10, after taking action to defend the services they deliver.

Monday, June 11 will mark the first month since Ontario Works staff in the County of Renfrew started job action. These 22 members remain committed to providing services to their communities, but also remain committed to reaching a settlement that protects those services and the people who deliver them.

"We are thrilled to have the support of our national union, said CUPE 4989 President Ghyslaine Turgeon. Knowing that all of CUPE is with us in this fight really means a lot."

WHO: CUPE National President Paul Moist
WHAT: CUPE 4989 members welcome their national president on the picket line
WHEN: Monday, June 11 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: 141 Lake Street, Pembroke
WHY: Show solidarity to these workers who have decided to stand up for the services they deliver

CUPE is Canada's largest union with over 615,000 members across the country working in health care, education, municipalities, libraries, universities, social services, public utilities, transportation, emergency services and airlines.

Contact Information

  • CUPE National Representative
    Amy Parker
    (613) 735-3500

    CUPE Communications
    Pierre Ducasse
    (613) 852-1494

    CUPE Communications
    Marjorie Savoie
    (613) 864-9924