Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)



Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

January 27, 2014 14:57 ET

Media Advisory: What's the matter with Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board?

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 27, 2014) - In the wake of an agreement last week between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Peel District School Board ending the unequal treatment among the board's workers, CUPE school support workers at the region's Catholic board are demanding to know why their employer continues to single them out for inconsistent and arbitrary treatment.

School support staff from Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board will hold a "Rally for Respect" as they take their demands for fair treatment to the streets of Mississauga.

The Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School board is one of only 11 boards in the province refusing to implement CUPE's 2012 agreement with the province.

Media are invited to attend the Rally for Respect, organized in support of CUPE Locals 2026 and 1483, to learn more about the issues affecting CUPE school support workers employed by Dufferin-Peel.

Who: School Support Workers in Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board: school custodians, school office administrators and maintenance workers
Speakers at the rally will include CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and Terri Preston, Chair, Ontario School Board Coordinating Committee
What: Rally for Respect from Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
When: Tuesday, January 28 from 6 p.m.
Where: Catholic Education Centre, 40 Matheson Blvd. West, Mississauga
(northwest corner of Hurontario and Matheson)
Why: Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board refuses to implement the agreement between CUPE and the province of Ontario

Contact Information

  • Lisa Maye
    President, CUPE 2026
    905-501-1773

    Michael Gordon
    President, CUPE 1483
    416-606-0931

    Mary Unan
    CUPE Communications
    416-206-5609