Rally For Communities Not Cuts At Peter Bethlenfalvy's Constituency Office

MEDIA ADVISORY

CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will join Northumberland CUPE District Council, Durham Region Labour Council and community members in Pickering today as part of weeklong events across the province.

Today, CUPE Ontario and Labour will be taking action at Peter Bethlenfalvy’s Constituency Office bringing our message of Communities, not Cuts!

WHO:

CUPE Ontario President, Fred Hahn Northumberland CUPE District Council 

WHEN:

Wednesday, November 13th,2019

TIME:

4:00 pm

WHAT:

Rally and speeches

WHERE:

CUPE 7000, SkyTrain bargaining talks reach impasse

After more than 40 sessions at the bargaining table since the beginning of May, talks between CUPE 7000 and the BC Rapid Transit Company (SkyTrain) have reached impasse.

Negotiations broke down on Tuesday when the two sides were unable to reach agreement on several key issues.

“The Company has failed to offer fair wages or address the sick plan, inadequate staffing levels, forced overtime, and other issues important to our members,” said CUPE 7000 President Tony Rebelo.

Parents in Saanich rally in support of striking CUPE members

CUPE 441 members are being joined on the picket line today by parents and their children. The community group “Families Rally to Support CUPE 441” have organized the event on Facebook. They will be holding a rally and walking the picket lines with CUPE members this morning from 9 to 11 am at Brentwood Bay School and again this afternoon from 12:15 to 2:45 pm.

The group has hosted a petition on change.org that has garnered almost 1,300 signatures.

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