April 02, 2017 20:14 ET
NEWMARKET, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 2, 2017) - Public and private sector unions in York Region will tomorrow join with community allies for a solidarity rally and food drive in support of striking members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073).
The rally will take place at 12pm outside the Newmarket offices of the Canadian Hearing Society, located at 713 Davis Drive. Employees of the office will be picketing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Members of the public are invited to drop off non-perishable food items, such as peanut butter, canned fish, tomato sauce, dry pasta, pancake mix and other items, as well as toilet paper, toothpaste and other personal care items. Additionally, there is a need for gluten-free food items.
Media wishing to cover this event are encouraged to contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, at 416-821-6641.
CUPE 2073 represents 227 counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, interpreters/interpreter trainers, clerical support, program coordinators, program assistants, information technology specialists and other staff at 24 Canadian Hearing Society offices across Ontario. They have been on strike since March 6.
Marc XuerebCUPE National Representative647-217-1348Kevin WilsonCUPE Communications416-821-6641
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