Paul Moist, the national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will join striking Lincoln County Humane Society workers on Sunday, April 15 at 12:00 noon, for a solidarity picket.
The 11 striking workers remain united to achieve a fair contract from an employer that wants to balance the shelter’s books on the backs of front line workers, says Dean Mainville, CUPE National Representative. “At first, management targeted new workers by trying to create a two-tier workplace with inferior wages and no benefits; now, they came back with a far worse proposal of targeting all workers with cutbacks, including reducing the number of full-time workers,” continued Mainville.
Who? CUPE National President Paul Moist, Striking CUPE 1287 workers, Supporters and community members
What? Solidarity picket with striking Lincoln County Humane Society workers
When? Sunday, April 15, 12:00 noon
Where? Lincoln County Humane Society, 160 Fourth Avenue (corner of Fourth Ave. and Louth St.)
The front line animal welfare workers have been on strike since Friday, February 24.
For further information, please contact:
Dean Mainville, CUPE National Representative, 905-741-7541
James Chai, CUPE Communications, 416-292-399