TORONTO, Ont.– Mark Ferguson, President of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 416 – Toronto Civic Employees Union (TCEU), released a statement today ending speculation about his future in the Union.
“The last few months have been some of the toughest this Union has ever faced. I am proud to have been able to lead my members during this time and see us through to a negotiated settlement that pushed back against the most damaging of the City’s proposals.
We are still faced with an administration that is determined to eliminate publicly delivered services and the workers who provide them. Our main focus now is to defend against this attack, and to do so in close collaboration with communities and City Councillors who care as much as we do about keeping our public services intact.
For now, I will remain in my role as president to aid this effort. I will not be seeking re-election in the fall and when it comes time to leave, I will work with my members and my Executive Committee to ensure that the transition to a new leadership is as smooth as possible. Until that time, I will not be speaking publicly about my future as President of CUPE Local 416 – TCEU.”
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Cim Nunn CUPE Communications 416-627-7695