Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

September 12, 2011 14:17 ET

Rally to support CUPE Local 3338

BURNABY, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2011) - On Tuesday September 13, CUPE BC is hosting a rally and free BBQ to support the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) staff who have been locked out by their employer since July 10.

The SFSS staff is made up of student employees as well as various professionals that run SFU's Women's Centre, the Student Society's General Office and Surrey Office, as well as Out on Campus, an important resource for SFU's queer community. The staff provide important support for clubs, departmental student unions and individual undergraduate students.

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Tuesday's rally will bring SFU students, staff, and supporters from across the Lower Mainland together to demand that SFSS Board of Directors end the lockout and restore student services.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011
SFU Fountain Square (located between Convocation Mall and the Rotunda at SFU's Burnaby campus. The square is immediately to the west of Convocation Mall.)

Speakers at the rally will include CUPE BC President Barry O'Neill, SFU Labour Studies instructor John-Henry Harter, and NDP MLA Spencer Chandra-Herbert (SFU alumnus).

The event's M.C. will be SFSS staff member Nadine Chambers (Women's Centre Coordinator).

Contact Information

  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC
    Rich Overgaard
    National Communications Representative