Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

May 04, 2017 13:55 ET

On May 5, Kingston labour and community allies will rally in support of striking Canadian Hearing Society workers

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 4, 2017) - Striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073), will be joined tomorrow by their allies in the community and in the Labour movement for a rally in front of the office of local MPP Sophie Kiwala.

Beginning at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, May 5, strikers and their supporters will rally in front of Kiwala's Bagot Street office.

WHAT: Rally in support of CUPE 2073
WHEN: Friday, May 5, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
WHERE: In front of the office of MPP Sophie Kiwala, 303 Bagot Street, Kingston
WHO: Striking CUPE 2073 members, community and labour allies
WHY: To show support for striking CUPE 2073 members

The 227 members of CUPE 2073 provide a wide range of vital services to Ontario's Deaf, Oral Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing Communities at CHS offices across the province. They have been without a contract for more than four years, and have been on strike since March 6.

Contact Information

  • Kevin Wilson
    CUPE Communications
    416-821-6641