Toronto Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario President Sid Ryan will lead a solidarity rally for Sojourn House striking workers at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 22nd at Sojourn House at the Metropolitan United Church, 51 Bond Street. Sojourn House provides housing and outreach services to recent immigrants and refugees.
Sojourn House management is trying to cut existing schedules and undermine the work of full-time workers who serve our city well, says Sid Ryan. By attacking our members and failing to recognize the importance of their work, management is attacking the already under serviced immigrant and refugee communities in Toronto.
Over 20 housing, outreach and residential counsellors and cooks, represented by CUPE 3798, will be in legal strike position at 12:01 a.m., July 22nd. No further talks have been scheduled.
The City of Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, says Ryan. Newcomers to the city rely heavily on services like ours to help them participate fully in the life of our great city. Sojourn House management should be ashamed for forcing this strike that will deprive these communities who really depend on our services. Its time management came back to the table with a fair deal.
Sid Ryan, President, CUPE Ontario
Solidarity rally for CUPE 3798 members on strike at Sojourn House
Thursday, July 22nd, at 8:00 a.m.
Sojourn House (in front of Metropolitan United Church)
51 Bond Street, Toronto, Ontario
For further information, please contact:
Sid Ryan, President CUPE Ontario - 416-209-0066
Joanne Martin, CUPE National Rep - 416-571-1256
James Chai, CUPE Communications - 416-292-3999