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NORTH BAY, ON. – A solidarity rally will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, September 27th, at 5:00 pm, at the Near North District School Board office, 963 Airport Road, in North Bay, in support of members of Local 1165-6 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing three transportation technicians who plan and ensure bus routing and transportation services for the Near North District School Board, the Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board, Le Conseil scolaire de district du Nord-Est de l’Ontario, and the Conseil scolaire Franco-Nord.

The workers, on strike since September 19th to fight management concession demands, are employed by a transportation consortium, Student Transportation Services Nipissing Parry Sound, providing transportation services to all four area school boards.

WHO: Striking Student Transportation Services workers, CUPE 1165 members and supporters from other labour and community groups
WHAT: Solidarity rally in support of striking members of CUPE Local 1165-6
WHEN: 5:00 pm
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
WHERE: Near North District School Board
963 Airport Road, North Bay

For further information, please contact:

Michelle Loiselle
CUPE national representative
(705) 561-9076

Robert Lamoureux
CUPE communications
(416) 292-3999