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Toronto Cleaners in Towers 1 and 4 of the Toronto-Dominion Centre are facing the possibility of a strike or lockout at midnight February 13.

The members of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2295 are employed by Hurley Corporation, which has the contract to provide cleaning services to the two towers.

The main issues in the dispute are sick leave, wages and retroactivity, said CUPE National Representative Joan Stephenson. Most of the workers are women and first-generation Canadians from the Portuguese- and Spanish-speaking communities.

“These workers are looking for respect from their employer,” said Stephenson. “They want a fair contract that lets them keep up with the cost of living.”


For more information, contact:
Miguel Malta, Vice-President
CUPE Local 2295
Maria Coelho, CUPE Local 2295
Strike Committee
Joan Stephenson, CUPE National Representative
416-606-1793 (cell)
Pat Daley, CUPE Communications
416-616-6142 (cell)