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MEDIA ADVISORY

(Toronto) - The Canadian Union of Public employees will hold a news conference Wednesday, October 18, at 11:00 a.m. to release its list of recommended candidates in the November 13 municipal and school board elections.

CUPE represents some 55,000 workers in the Toronto area. They include 30,000 municipal workers directly employed by the City of Toronto, as well as 14,000 workers with the Toronto District School Board, and 1,500 employees of Toronto Hydro. CUPE also represents thousands of health care, university and social services workers.

The Toronto areas largest union will also be releasing a paper entitled, Resolving Torontos Garbage Crisis. The document examines the unscrupulous environmental and business practices of Canadian Waste Services parent company, WMI (Waste Management Inc.) in light of their central role in the Adams Mine proposal. It also outlines a viable, and environmentally sound, alternative to rail-hauling Torontos garbage.

On hand for the news conference will be:

  • CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Brian OKeefe
  • CUPE Toronto District Council President Joanne OConnor
  • Representative from Local 79, Toronto Inside workers
  • Representative from Local 416, Toronto Outside workers, Paramedics, Library workers
  • Representative from Local 4400, Toronto District School Board workers
  • Representative from CUPE Health Care workers
  • Representative from CUPE Social Services workers
  • Representative from CUPE University workers

(EDITORS: The CUPE news conference will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 18, at the Sheraton Hotel [123 Queen St. W.] in Conference Room F, which is located in the Richmond Tower.)

For information:

Download Adobe Acrobat list of CUPE recommended candidates

John McCracken
CUPE Communications Rep.
(416) 292-3999 (o)
(905) 508-6391 (h)

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