CAMBRIDGE, Ont. – Cambridge municipal workers will participate in a “Fairness and Respect’ rally at 6:45 pm, Monday, October 22, at old City Hall in Cambridge, in an effort to achieve a fair deal without a strike. The workers are facing a lockout or strike deadline on October 29 at 12:01 am.
“Our members are tired of being treated as second class citizens by management,’ said Mark Charboneau, CUPE national representative for CUPE Local 32. “We are here to urge council to show respect and treat our members fairly by offering a fair contract without any concessions, like they did recently with other city workers.”
Who? City of Cambridge workers and their supporters
What? ‘Fairness and Respect’ rally
When? Monday, October 22, 6:45 pm
Where? Old City Hall
Dickson Street near Ainslie Street
The workers are fighting management’s concession demands, including sick leave proposals for new employees that would create a two-tier workforce. The 165 workers who provide ‘outside’ municipal services are seeking a contract without any take-aways.
The workers recently voted 99 per cent to strike if a fair deal is not reached with the city. Mediation talks are scheduled for Thursday, October 25.
For further information, please contact:
Mark Charboneau, CUPE National Representative: 519-743-7781, 519-242-9768 cell
James Chai, CUPE Communications: 416-292-3999