Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

September 22, 2016 17:18 ET

Media Advisory: Striking Peel CAS workers to hold September 23 rally and lunch with supporters

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 22, 2016) - Striking front-line, administrative and support workers at the Children's Aid Society of the Region of Peel (Peel CAS), members of Local 4914 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 4916) will be joined on the picket line tomorrow afternoon by their allies in the social services sector and the leadership of CUPE Ontario.

The strikers, who have been off the job since September 18, will be joined by CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick, along with several other members of the CUPE Ontario Executive Board, as well as a contingent of social services workers from CUPE Ontario's Social Services Workers' Coordinating Committee (SSWCC), which has more than 30,000 members across the province.

Notice to assignment editors and photo desks: Media wishing to cover this event are encouraged to contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, for details.

WHAT: Rally and Lunch in support of striking CUPE 4914 members
WHEN: Friday, September 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
WHERE: Peel CAS Picket Line, in front of 6860 Century Avenue, Mississauga
WHO: CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn, Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick, other members of the CUPE Ontario Executive Board and a contingent from the Social Services Workers' Coordinating Committee
WHY: To support striking members of CUPE 4914, who are trying to secure a fair collective agreement with Peel CAS.

Contact Information

  • Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications
    416-821-6641