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NORTH BAY The president of Canadas largest union will address a conference of Ontario school board workers in Premier Harris hometown tomorrow as labour unrest continues to dominate the school board sector.

CUPE National President Judy Darcy will speak to the Ontario School Board

Co-ordinating Committee (OSBCC) Thursday, April 19 at 9:45 a.m. at the Best Western Hotel, 700 Lakeshore Drive in North Bay.

CUPE represents some 45,000 school board workers across Ontario, including 13,000 who are currently on strike against the Toronto District School Board.

The CUPE OSBCC Conference runs from APRIL 18-21 at the Best Western in North Bay. CUPE represents close to 500,000 working women and men across Canada 172,000 here in Ontario.

The Ontario School Board Co-ordinating Committee unites CUPE members in the education sector who do the work that makes learning and teaching possible. They are the custodians and stationary engineers, administrative assistants, bus drivers, cafeteria employees, education assistants, English as a second language and literacy instructors, community advisory and clerical staff, both in the schools and at the board office.


For information:
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep.
(416) 292-3999 (o)
Pam Beattie, Executive Assistant to Judy Darcy
(613) 761-8796 (Cell) - (613) 237-1590 (o)