Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

March 07, 2008 13:11 ET

Media Advisory-OPSEU: Largest Union Drive in Ontario History Visits Niagara to Organize Part-Time College Workers

NIAGARA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 7, 2008) - As part of the largest union organizing drive in the history of Ontario, part-time college support staff and faculty at Niagara College are seeking to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.

OPSEU is working to sign up the more than 12,500 part-time and sessional faculty and support staff in 24 colleges across Ontario, including almost a thousand workers in Niagara. College workers will be available to the news media as follows:

What: News conference with part-time college workers
When: Monday March 10, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Niagara College, After Hours Pub, Welland Campus 500 Woodlawn Road,
Who: Roger Couvrette, provincial spokesperson for part-time workers'
association; local campaign organizers for college workers

As well, a photo opportunity will be held with OPSEU's colourful "It's Time" bus, Monday morning at Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, 135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, at 11:00 a.m. Monday March 10.

Contact Information

    Roger Couvrette
    (416) 553-0769 (cell)