Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

April 24, 2012 10:29 ET

Media Advisory: Ontario Works for You!

CUPE 4989 employees hold information picket

RENFREW, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 24, 2012) - Ontario Works (County of Renfrew) employees, members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 4989, will be holding an information picket on Wednesday, April 25 to raise awareness about the services they provide to the community. CUPE 4989, currently in bargaining, is seeking to highlight the importance of ensuring that the workers have the support needed to continue providing much-needed services to County of Renfrew residents.

"While we have one more scheduled attempt to reach an agreement, County Council and the employer need to realize that Ontario Works staff work to make sure that the most vulnerable members of society have support and assistance when needed," said Amy Parker, CUPE National Representative. "The last thing we want is a labour dispute and we are hoping that our message of fairness - not only for our members but for those who use this vital service in our community - comes across and we are able to reach an agreement," concluded Parker.

WHO? CUPE 4989 members, Ontario Works staff invite all County of Renfrew residents
WHAT? Information Picket
WHEN? Wednesday, April 25 @ noon
WHERE? Ontario Works offices in Renfrew, Arnprior and Pembroke
WHY? Raise awareness on the work these social service workers do and help them reach a fair and reasonable contract.

CUPE 4989 members want to avoid a labour dispute - any service disruption would have a negative impact on County of Renfrew residents who depend on these vital services. Please come and show your support and tell councillors how these workers have made a difference in your life.

Contact Information

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

    CUPE Communications
    Marjorie Savoie
    (613) 864-9924