Lindsay, Ont. – CUPE 855, representing 400 municipal workers at the City of Kawartha Lakes, will urge City Council to protect public services by supporting the union’s bid to reach a fair contract, in upcoming mediation talks. CUPE 855 president Lyn Edwards will address councillors, in a ‘closed session’ at today’s council meeting – Tuesday, January 29, at 4:00 p.m.
Who? Lyn Edwards, President, CUPE 855
What? ‘Protect Public Services’ presentation
When? Tuesday, January 29, at 4:00 p.m.
Where? City of Kawartha Lakes City Hall
Edwards will make a presentation to council urging them to support city workers’ main bargaining issue – protecting public services. Currently, management has the unlimited power to contract out any of the public services provided by the City. The union wants to keep public services in-house by seeking contract language that will protect public services against contracting out. Mediation talks are scheduled for January 31 and February 1, with a lockout or strike deadline of 12:01 a.m., February 4.
Note: Edwards will be available for media interviews after her presentation to Council members.
For further information, please contact:
Lyn Edwards Alison Davidson James Chai
CUPE 855 President CUPE National Rep. CUPE Communications
705-878-2152 705-760-5113 416-292-3999