CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and Henri Giroux, President of the North Bay and District CUPE Council, will be joined by CUPE leaders from across Ontario for a solidarity picket at the Bonfield Municipal Landfill on Saturday, November 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Who? Ontario CUPE Local leaders and activists: Fred Hahn, CUPE Ontario President,Yolanda McClean, CUPE Ontario Second Vice-President, Henri Giroux, President of North Bay and District CUPE Council, Striking CUPE 4616 workers and supporters
What? Solidarity picket at the Bonfield landfill site
When? Saturday, November 16, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where? Bonfield Municipal Landfill, 185 Bluesea Road, Bonfield
Sixteen Bonfield municipal workers have been on strike since August 1, after the Town’s Mayor tried to force the workers to accept major concessions by imposing his own terms and conditions. After mediation talks failed to reach a settlement, CUPE offered to send outstanding issues to arbitration by a neutral, third party – a move that would have allowed for municipal services to resume quickly in Bonfield. The Mayor of Bonfield refused CUPE’s offer of arbitration and proceeded to contract out winter roads maintenance.
For further information, please contact:
Henri Giroux, President, North Bay and District CUPE Council, 705-471-7746
Robert Lamoureux, CUPE Communications, 905-739-3999, 416-993-1063 (cell)