TORONTO PEI Premier Pat Binns can come to Toronto seeking Bay Street money for his Tory party, but he cant run away from the picket line thats been up for one year at Southern Kings Group Home Inc. in Montague, PEI.
Five women, members of CUPE Local 3373, will mark one year on strike on the same day that Premier Binns is guest speaker at a $500-a-plate Toronto fundraiser for his party. Their employer, along with the Kings Health Region and the PEI government, appear content to use scab labour and wait out the women, who are currently paid as little as $8 an hour and 35% less than those working in Charlottetown doing the same work.
CUPE National President Judy Darcy will join CUPE PEI President Donalda MacDonald, the strikers and their Ontario supporters outside the fundraiser to remind Premier Binns of the problems he should be taking care of at home.
CUPE National President Judy Darcy,
CUPE PEI President Donalda MacDonald,
members of CUPE Local 3373 and CUPE members in Ontario
Mark one year on the picket line with a demonstration at a Tory fundraiser with PEI Premier Pat Binns
6 p.m., Thursday, May 29
Rodney’s Oyster Bar, 469 King West (just west of Spadina, on the south side)
For more information, contact:
Derek Blackadder, CUPE Organizing Representative - 416-292-3999 ext 255 - 416-518-9214 (cell)
Pat Daley, CUPE Communications - 416-292-3999 ext 222 - 416-616-6142 (cell)