Ontario’s largest union, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Fred Hahn, CUPE Ontario president, will host busloads of supporters from across Southern Ontario on day one of a three-day solidarity rally outside the Engineered Coated Products (ECP) plant in Brantford, Ontario, on September 15, 2010.
The rally, supporting ECP workers, members of USW Local 1-500, now in the second year of a strike, will call on Ontario to follow the example of BC and Quebec by adopting anti-scab legislation to prevent rogue employers from hurting communities, like Brantford, by dragging strikes out as the ECP management has done.
Day two of the rally will be hosted by the CAW and day three by ECP workers’ own union, the United Steelworkers.
Who: Fred Hahn, president, CUPE Ontario
What: Day one of a 72-hour ECP solidarity and anti-scab rally
Why: Supporting the call for anti-scab legislation in Ontario
When: 5:45 a.m. – shift change / 4:30 p.m. – solidarity rally picket line
Where: 369 Elgin Street, Brantford, ON, N3S 7P6
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