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TIMMINS, Ont. Child and Family Services of Timmins and District workers will hold an information picket and rally outside their workplace at noon, on Monday, April 11th, as negotiators for Local 2196 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) meet with management to try and avert a lockout or strike, with the help of a provincial mediator.

  • Who? Child and Family Services of Timmins and District workers
  • What? Information picket and rally
  • When? Monday, April 11th, 12:00 noon
  • Where? Child and Family Services of Timmins and District headquarters - 700 Ross Avenue East (in front of the building)

The workers provide child protection, mental health and other counselling services to children and families in Timmins and District, covering a wide area from Moosonee to Temagami. The union will be in a legal lockout or strike position April 18th, 2005.

For further information, please contact:
Kim Cress, Bargaining Cttee spokesperson, CUPE 2196 - 705-465-2543
Fran Ludwick, CUPE National Representative - 705-264-1269 (o), 705-363-8387 (c)
Robert Lamoureux, CUPE Communications - 416-292-3999