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TORONTO - Twenty-eight months after CAS worker Angie Martin was charged with criminal negligence causing death, a provincial court judge will rule tomorrow on whether or not the case will proceed to trial.

Ms. Martin, a 43-year-old Toronto case worker with the Catholic Children’s Aid Society (CCAS), is a member of CUPE Local 2190.

The charges against the worker sent shock waves throughout the social services community when it happened. CUPE has argued all along that the case, in essence, puts every frontline worker on trial.

CUPE represents 9,000 social services workers across Ontario. The workers will be demonstrating their support and solidarity with Ms. Martin by wearing burgundy ribbons at work tomorrow.

(Assignment Editors: CUPE National President Judy Darcy will be on hand at Old City Hall Courthouse for the ruling. Darcy will hold a media scrum outside the court house immediately following the ruling which is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. December 3, 1999.)

For information:

John McCracken CUPE Communications Rep. (416) 292-3999 (o) (416) 200-6126 (Cell)