TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 29, 2016) - Maureen O'Reilly, President of Local 4948 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE Local 4948 - the Toronto Public Library Workers Union) is inviting all public library patrons and supporters to come to Nathan Phillips Square from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, April 30, for a special Teddy Bears Picket.

The Teddy Bears Picket is in support of Local 4948, currently in contract negotiations with the Toronto Public Library Board. Legal lockout/strike deadline is 12:01a.m., Monday, May 2.

The picnic will feature:

  • welcoming remarks from Local 4948 President Maureen O'Reilly and other prominent library supporters;
  • readings by award-winning children's authors Anne Laurel Carter and Richard Scrimger;
  • musical performances by rap artist Mohammad Ali Aumeer and Kensington favourites Dead Penny Collect;
  • prizes, face painting, giveaways and much, much more - including lots of Teddy Bears!

WHO: Maureen O'Reilly, President, CUPE Local 4948

WHAT: Teddy Bears Picket

WHEN: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30

WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square

Contact Information:

Katrina Miller
647-272-5024

Cim Nunn
416-627-7695

Kevin Wilson
CUPE Communications
416-821-6641