Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)



Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

April 15, 2014 15:00 ET

Media Advisory: Press conference to expose job threats at Trent University

PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 15, 2014) - Trent University's new contract with the multinational corporation Compass Group Canada threatens lay-offs, seniority rights and wage cuts for the campuses' already modestly paid food service workers, says Candace Rennick, Secretary-Treasurer for CUPE Ontario.

The CUPE leader will join food service worker Judie Gates and Braden Freer, President, Trent Central Student Association, to hold a press conference exposing the threat that appears to target the oldest workers. The trio will be joined by other colleagues, students and faculty in support of these workers who are seen as an important part of campus life.

After April 25, the university's cooks, bakers, servers, cashiers, porters and assistants have been threatened with drastic reductions to wages and benefits, losses of seniority and cuts to full-time positions. The union is set to meet with the Compass Group on Thursday in hopes of coming to a resolution.

Press conference to take place Wednesday, April 16 at noon at the Seasoned Spoon Café, Champlain College, Trent University, 1770 West Bank Drive, Peterborough, ON.

Contact Information

  • Candace Rennick
    CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer
    416-799-5109

    Mary Unan
    CUPE Communications
    905-739-3999 ext. 240 or 416-206-5609