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OSHAWA, Ont.CUPE National President Paul Moist and National Secretary Treasurer Claude Généreux will lead a solidarity rally for striking Durham Public School Board workers on Tuesday, March 27, at 3:00 pm, to highlight the main issue of the strike – crushing workloads.  The rally, ‘It’s about time’, will focus on the workload and time challenges custodial and maintenance workers, educational assistants (EAs) and office, clerical and technical staff face everyday as a result of the school board’s failure to address population growth and provincial underfunding.

Who? CUPE National Leaders Paul Moist and Claude Généreux, striking school board workers, supporters and community members

What?  ‘It’s about time’ rally for striking Durham Public School Board workers

When? Tuesday, March 27, 3:00 pm

Where?  Durham District School Board, 400 Taunton Road East, Whitby, Ontario

This strike is a fight for more time with students,” said Moist. “These workers can stand strong, knowing they are supported by over half a million CUPE members across Canada.”  The 2,100 school board workers have been on strike since Wednesday, March 21.  “We are committed to this fight to improve the quality of education services for students,” said Généreux. “As CUPE national secretary-treasurer, I can tell the school board that CUPE will support this Local in their struggle, as long as it takes, to win more time to do their jobs.”  


For further information, please contact:

Don Bryans, CUPE 218 President, 905-571-7879
Joanne Wilson, CUPE National Representative, 289-404-0797
James Chai, CUPE Communications, 416-458-3983