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OTTAWA, ON – On Monday, September 7, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) National President Paul Moist will be in Thunder Bay to attend a Labour Day picnic organized by the Labour Council.

Labour Day is a time to celebrate the incredible achievements of workers around the world. This year, we also salute the millions of Canadian workers who have shown great strength and solidarity throughout this recession,” says Moist.

The people of Thunder Bay know the importance of solidarity first-hand. Workers in this city are on the front lines every day, fighting to hang on to their pensions and to keep decent jobs in the community,” says Moist. “I want to bring a message of solidarity and support on behalf of a half million fellow workers.”

CUPE is Canada’s largest union, representing over 590,000 members across the country.


1 p.m. – Speech by CUPE National President Paul Moist, Labour Centre, 929 Fort William Road

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For more information, please contact:
CUPE National media relations: 613-818-0067