Media Advisory: CUPE Ontario president joining elementary teachers in solidarity
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2012) - Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario will walk the line in solidarity with elementary teachers tomorrow outside the Toronto District School Board headquarters at 5050 Yonge Street.
"We support the elementary teachers in their struggle to protect the rights of school board workers. Bill 115 is an undemocratic law that also affects 55,000 CUPE members across the province. We are calling on MPPs from all parties to commit to repealing Bill 115 and to abandon any plans for other legislation that threatens our democratic rights to free collective bargaining and impartial arbitration for essential workers," says Hahn.
CUPE represents 55,000 support workers in public, Catholic, French and English boards across the province. These workers are the educational assistants, school secretaries, instructors, early childhood educators, community advisory staff, food service workers, library technicians, custodians and others who are the backbone of our education system.
WHO: Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario
WHAT: Solidarity picket and media availability
WHEN: 12:00 noon, Tuesday, December 18
WHERE: TDSB, 5050 Yonge Street, Toronto
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Canadian Union of Public Employees