Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

April 24, 2007 14:50 ET

Media Advisory: OPSEU Supports Grant Forestry Workers on Picket Line

TIMMINS, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 24, 2007) - Ontario Public Service Employees Union members have dug deep to support a group of Timmins forestry workers on strike for the past eight months.

Striking members of Communications Energy and Paper workers (CEP) Local 37X will be joined by OPSEU members and likely by local politicians at a rally April 25 at the Grant Forestry picket line.

OPSEU members from north-eastern Ontario, in Timmins for a recent meeting, donated $1,000 to support the striking workers. As well, members of OPSEU 664 in Timmins, have agreed to donate another $1,000. Developmental service workers in Local 664 have also made donations of non-perishable food collected from their own mobilizing efforts.

The donations will be presented to Local 37X at a rally to be held:

Date: Wednesday April 25, 2007
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Grant Forestry Picket Line, Hwy. 101, Timmins

Contact Information

    Cindy McQuarrie
    Staff Representative, Timmins