Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ontario

May 26, 2016 09:00 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Protest in Toronto's banking district: More than 1000 CUPE Ontario members to march on Bay St. to fight privatization schemes

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 26, 2016) - 1200 CUPE Ontario members will take to the streets Friday at noon with a clear message for Premier Wynne and her government's friends on Bay Street: Your fiscally irresponsible privatization plans will hurt the people of our province and they must be stopped.

"Our members work on the frontlines in every community across Ontario. We see the direct fallout from bad government policies," says CUPE Ontario president, Fred Hahn. "We feel a strong obligation to protect the people of Ontario. We're building a movement to take back what's ours and stop the Premier from funneling our tax dollars to corporate profits rather than investing them in our communities."

"People across this province are struggling and we need to turn things around," says Candace Rennick, Secretary Treasurer of CUPE Ontario. "We must stop Premier Wynne from giving our power over to an elite few."

When: Friday, May 27th at noon
Where: Beginning at the corner of Bay St. and Queen St. W heading south on Bay St. to Scotia Bank Plaza

CUPE is Ontario's community union, with 250,000 members providing quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day. CUPE Ontario members are proud to work in social services, health care, municipalities, school boards, universities and airlines.

Contact Information

  • CUPE Communications
    Kevin Wilson
    (416) 821-6641