TORONTO — Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario President Sid Ryan has stepped down province-wide political action scheduled to begin at midnight tonight.
“We have had good, productive, constructive discussions with the government during the course of the last 24 hours,” Ryan said. “As I and the Premier both said this morning, we have been working hard at a solution that is mutually satisfactory.”
While talks are continuing, Ryan said he hopes and expects that they will be concluded shortly.
“We are determined to continue working at this with a view to completing our work today,” he said. “We are working hard to resolve the last few details; however, I am confident enough at this stage to say that we can step down our political protest planned for tomorrow.”
For more information, contact:
Pat Daley, CUPE Communications, 416-299-9739, ext 264; 416-616-6142 (cell)