Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

December 17, 2012 16:15 ET

Media Advisory: North Bay CUPE activists to hold information picket to defend workers' rights Tuesday, December 18

NORTH BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2012) - Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Northern Ontario Vice-President Henri Giroux will join local union members and supporters at an information picket about the impact of Bill 115 on workers' rights at the corner of Judge Avenue and Lakeshore Drive in North Bay tomorrow, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The event is being organized by the North Bay and District CUPE Council and CUPE members who are concerned about the attack on democratic rights contained in Bill 115 and other proposed legislation.

With Bill 115, the government stripped bargaining rights from 55,000 CUPE school board workers. Then the same Liberal government proposed another bill to take those rights away from nearly half a million more workers in the broader public service.

"Collective bargaining is a fundamental right our movement fought for generations to achieve, and it's the very foundation of the labour movement in Ontario," said Henri Giroux, CUPE Northern Ontario Vice-President and President of the North Bay and District CUPE Council. "We are calling on our members to stand together to defend workers' rights."

Who: Henri Giroux, CUPE Northern-Ontario Vice-President and President of the North Bay and District CUPE Council, CUPE members and supporters
What: Information Picket to defend workers' rights
When: Tuesday, December 18, 3:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: Corner of Judge Avenue and Lakeshore Drive, North Bay

Contact Information

  • CUPE Northern Ontario
    Henri Giroux
    Vice-President
    705-471-7746

    CUPE Communications
    Robert Lamoureux
    416-993-1063