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Toronto The back-to-work legislation the Provincial Government passed Friday night is an attack on the fundamental rights of our members and working people in this province, says CUPE 4400 President John Weatherup.

Its not too late for school trustees to do the right thing, turn this around, and achieve a negotiated settlement, says Weatherup. The legislation provides seven days in which a negotiated settlement can be reached before a government-appointed arbitrator steps in.

We will meet with our members tomorrow for an information meeting. We will be calling on teachers, students and parents to urge trustees to direct the Boards negotiating team to find a negotiated solution – now.

If the Board refuses to reach a negotiated settlement, an already bad situation in our schools will deteriorate further, says Weatherup.

MEDIA CONFERENCE SUNDAY AT 4:30 P.M.

CUPE 4400 will hold a member information meeting tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in the Colisseum at Exhibition Place. The meeting will be closed to media representatives, but CUPE 4400 President John Weatherup will hold a news conference at 4:30 p.m., at 25 Cecil Street, following the Sunday meeting.

What?
News Conference following CUPE 4400 information meeting

When?
Sunday, April 29, at 4:30 p.m.

Where?
25 Cecil Street, Main Floor

For further information, please contact:
Maggie Davidson, CUPE 4400
416-597-3957, ext. 225