OPSEU Local 144

April 12, 2007 12:13 ET

Media Advisory-OPSEU Local 144: Food Services Workers to Rally Friday April 13 at Compass Group Offices

LONDON, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 12, 2007) - Striking food services workers at Huron College will hold a solidarity rally Friday April 13 to demonstrate the widespread support for their strike against their employer, Compass Group Canada (Beaver Ltd.), contractor for the college's food court.

Outstanding issues in the strike which began March 26 are wages and sick time. The employer, Compass Group, has 400,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of $11-billion. By contrast, the food court workers' wages start below the poverty wage level of $10 per hour.

Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 144 representing 20 food service employees and their supporters will rally at:

Date: Friday April 13, 2007
Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Front of London Office of Compass Group, 493 Dundas Street,

OPSEU President Leah Casselman will attend and will be available for media interviews.

Contact Information

  • Denise Sands
    Local 144
    (519) 671-5730
    Carol Warner
    Staff Representative
    (519) 319-1736
    Angela Jacques
    Strike Chair
    (519) 281-8127