Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

September 20, 2013 11:40 ET

Media Advisory: Northern Ontario CUPE leaders to join striking Bonfield municipal workers Monday for a solidarity picket and BBQ

BONFIELD, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 20, 2013) - CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick and Henri Giroux, President of the North Bay and District CUPE Council, will be joined by CUPE leaders from across Northern Ontario for a solidarity picket and BBQ with striking Bonfield municipal workers on Monday, September 23, at 12:30 pm.

Who? Northern Ontario CUPE Leaders
Fred Hahn, CUPE Ontario President
Candace Rennick, CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer
Henri Giroux, President of North Bay and District CUPE Council
Striking CUPE 4616 workers
What? Solidarity picket and BBQ with striking Bonfield municipal workers
When? Monday, September 23, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Where? Bonfield Municipal Town Hall
365 Highway 531 (off Hwy 17), Bonfield

Northern Ontario CUPE leaders will be attending a leadership meeting in North Bay earlier in the day to discuss different ways to support Bonfield municipal workers. The 16 workers have been on strike since August 1st, after the Town's Mayor tried to force the workers to accept major concessions by imposing his own terms and conditions. CUPE has not received a response to its last contract proposal aimed at ending the strike, and is urging the Mayor and Councillors to resume negotiations and reach a fair contract settlement so municipal workers in Bonfield can get back to doing what they do best - providing quality public services for Bonfield residents.

Contact Information

  • CUPE National Representative
    Steve Boyle
    705-662-5975

    CUPE Communications
    Robert Lamoureux
    905-739-3999 or 416-993-1063 (cell)