Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

June 06, 2017 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: Toronto Zoo workers want Board of Management to put animal health and safety first

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 6, 2017) - Negotiators for Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1600), representing the men and women that care for the animals at the Toronto Zoo, have advised Zoo negotiators that they have a new proposal and have requested the Employer to come back to the table.

Christine McKenzie, President of CUPE 1600, will hold a press conference today at 10 a.m. to inform the public that the union has a new proposal and explain why there is an urgency and need to get back to caring for the animals at the Toronto Zoo.

WHO: Christine McKenzie, President, CUPE 1600

WHAT: Press conference to inform the public that the union has a new proposal and to explain why there is an urgency and need to get back to caring for the animals at the Toronto Zoo.

WHERE: Toronto City Hall, 2nd Floor, 'A Street' Lobby

WHEN: 10 a.m., June 6

WHY: The ongoing dispute between the Toronto Zoo Board of Management and CUPE Local 1600 is threatening the health and safety of the animals at the Toronto Zoo. For almost four weeks, the Zoo's animals have been tended to by management and administrative staff who, despite their commitment do not have the training or expertise to provide the appropriate level of care required for the animals' continued well-being.

Contact Information

  • Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications
    416-821-6641