Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

July 10, 2009 17:32 ET

Solidarity Picnic for Striking Lanark Workers Tomorrow

Union wants to get back to the table and reach a fair deal

CARLETON PLACE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2009) - Striking workers at Community Living Association Lanark, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will mark the start of the second week of their strike with a solidarity picnic tomorrow, Saturday, July 11.

The picnic will celebrate members of CUPE 1521.02, who have been on strike since July 4 in an effort to stop the erosion of working conditions and the quality of service delivered to residents of Lanark with intellectual disabilities.



WHAT: Solidarity Picnic
WHERE: Carleton Place Legion, 177 George Street, around back
WHEN: Saturday, July 11, 1:00 PM


The union will not accept the status quo where workers, some of whom have decades of experience, face the prospect of retiring into poverty. A fair collective agreement means a better quality of service, and that benefits the entire community.

The union holds out hope that both sides can get back to the bargaining table and settle a fair collective agreement.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
    Karen Bowes
    CUPE 1521.02 Unit Chair
    613-264-7890
    or
    Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
    Doreen Beath
    CUPE National Representative
    613-552-6826
    or
    Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
    David Robbins
    CUPE Communications
    613-878-1431
    www.cupe.ca