WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 7, 2016) - Facing a bully employer making unprecedented demands, custodians, groundskeepers and trades at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), members of Local 926 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 926), will hold an information picket on campus tomorrow, July 8.

The information picket will commence at 7:00 a.m. at the corner of Regina and University Streets, before marching through the campus, where events will conclude at approximately 10:00 a.m.

Members of CUPE 926 are facing a lockout or strike deadline of Sunday, July 10, at 12:01 a.m. In addition to demanding that members accept a contract that will give the university a virtual free hand to turn good jobs that support the community into insecure, unstable jobs that pay poverty wages.

Notice to editors, producers and photo desks: CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn will be available for interviews during this event. Media wishing to interview Fred Hahn or otherwise cover this event are asked to contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, at 416-821-6641.

WHAT: Rally and information picket for CUPE 926
WHEN: Friday, July 8 - 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Assembling at the corner of Regina and University Streets, followed by march to administrative offices
WHO: Members of CUPE 926, supporters and allies, and CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn
WHY: To raise awareness of WLU's unprecedented bully tactics and the risks to the community from contracting out

Contact Information:

Kevin Wilson
CUPE Communications