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
    Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
    Doreen Beath
    CUPE National Representative
    Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
    David Robbins
    CUPE Communications