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GUELPH, ON – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario President Sid Ryan will lead a solidarity rally for University of Guelph trades, maintenance and service workers at 12:00 noon, on Thursday, October 20th, at Branion Plaza, in Guelph.

WHO: Sid Ryan, CUPE Ontario president
Irene Harris, executive vice-president, OFL
WHAT: Solidarity rally for CUPE 1334 members
WHEN: Thursday, October 20th, at 12:00 noon
WHERE: Branion Plaza (north doors of University Centre)
Guelph, Ontario

Sid Ryan will join Irene Harris, executive vice-president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, to support CUPE 1334 members and raise awareness of the workers’ outstanding bargaining issues.

The University of Guelph workers are fighting management demands for benefit concessions. Wages and pension issues are also unresolved. The 280 workers will be in a legal strike position on October 25, at 12:01 a.m. Mediation talks are scheduled for Monday, October 24.

For further information, please contact:

Janice Folk-Dawson
CUPE 1334 president
(519) 766-8376 (cell)

Jill Smyth
CUPE national representative
(519) 743-7781

James Chai
CUPE communications
(416) 292-3999