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TORONTO – The Canadian Union of Public Employees’ (CUPE) National President Paul Moist and National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Généreux will join striking CUPE 79 and CUPE 416 members and their supporters for a rally in front of Toronto City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square, on Wednesday, June 24, at 11:00 a.m.

The city’s long list of concession demands will gut our contracts of basic collective agreement rights. This is an issue of fairness. We want to get back to work, but first we need the City of Toronto to respect our workers,” said Moist.

Twenty-four thousand City of Toronto inside and outside workers have been on strike since June 22, defending their collective agreements against rollbacks demanded by the City.

WHO: CUPE National President Paul Moist, CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Claude Généreux, CUPE 79 and 416 local presidents, Labour and community supporters

WHAT: Solidarity rally for striking City of Toronto workers

WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Nathan Phillips Square, in front of Toronto City Hall

To arrange an interview with Paul Moist or Claude Généreux, please contact:
CUPE National Media Relations, 613-818-0067

For further information, please contact:
Pat Daley, CUPE Communications, 416-616-6142