SAULT STE MARIE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 15, 2017) - Join leaders from the Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council, Councillor and NDP candidate Joe Krmpotich, along with community allies for a solidarity rally in support of the members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073).

CUPE 2073 represents 227 counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, interpreters/interpreter trainers, clerical support, program coordinators, program assistants, information technology specialists and other staff at 24 Canadian Hearing Society offices across Ontario. They have been on strike since March 6.

Outstanding issues include proposed rollbacks to employee health benefits and wage adjustments after four years without a contract.

What: Solidarity Rally with members of CUPE 2073
Where: 130 Queen Street East, Sault Ste. Marie
When: Wednesday, March 15, 12:00 p.m.

Contact Information:

Matthew Stella
CUPE Communications
613-252-4377

Barbara Wilker-Frey
CUPE National Representative
905-739-3999 x241

Paul Edwards
CUPE National Representative
249-356-2849 (Sault Ste. Marie)