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GUELPH, Ont. – Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis workers will hold a solidarity rally at 7:00 pm, Tuesday October 24th, at St. Georges Square, Guelph City Centre, to raise awareness of the workers’ fight against management concession demands in contract talks, including cuts to bereavement leave and other contract rollbacks.

Women’s services are under attack in our community,” said Jill Smyth, CUPE national representative. “Residents and supporters are coming together to urge management to respect the women who work at Women in Crisis and prevent a strike that will hurt the women and children our members help every day.”

Who? Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis workers and supporters

What? Solidarity rally for CUPE 4393 members

When? Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00 pm

Where? St. Georges Square, Guelph City Centre (corner of Quebec Street and Wyndham Street North)

The 35 workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will be in a legal strike position on October 27th, at 12:01 am. Mediation talks are scheduled for October 26th.

For further information, please contact:

Jill Smyth
CUPE National Representative
(519) 743-7781
(519)502-6806 cell

James Chai
CUPE Communications
(416) 292-3999