Source: Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Ottawa

MEDIA ADVISORY: Community and labour leaders to 'Brown Bag it' in Nathan Phillips Square tomorrow with CUPE 79 members

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 24, 2016) - Community allies and labour leaders will tomorrow join members of Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 79) at Nathan Phillips Square for an informal 'Brown Bag' lunch.

The event will highlight the current efforts by CUPE 79 members to secure a fair contract with the City of Toronto. Local 79 has been without a contract since December 31, and this week began a work to rule campaign in an effort to move negotiations forward.

Confirmed speakers for tomorrow's event include:

  • Zulena Young: City worker and member of the Local 79 Bargaining Committee
  • Deena Ladd: Coordinator, Workers Action Centre
  • Ceta Ramkhalawansingh: Social justice activist
  • Chris Buckley: President, Ontario Federation of Labour
  • Fred Hahn: President, CUPE Ontario
  • Mark Hancock: CUPE National President

Tomorrow's 'Brown Bag it' event begins at 12 noon, Thursday, February 25.

WHAT: 'Brown Bag it With 79' lunchtime rally

WHEN: Thursday, February 25, 12 noon to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto

WHO: CUPE 79 members, joined by community and labour allies

WHY: To highlight CUPE 79 members' ongoing efforts to secure a fair collective agreement with the City of Toronto.

Contact Information:

Cim Nunn

Katrina Miller

Kevin Wilson
CUPE Communications