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CUPE 4989 members are inviting families, friends and allies to join them on Tuesday, July 24 for a solidarity rally and picnic in the park.

Join us for food, music and games for the kids! CUPE 4989 members provide critical employment supports to 1,100 people receiving social assistance in the County of Renfrew. Their services are crucial in a region where Ontario Works caseloads are climbing by an average of 38 new clients monthly.

Standing strong with the 22 CUPE 4989 members will be CUPE National President Paul Moist, CUPE Ontario President Fred Hahn and CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick. CUPE 4989 members have been on strike since May 10 – they remain committed to reaching a fair settlement but they need your support!

WHO: CUPE 4989 members joined by CUPE leadership invite all County of Renfrew community members

WHAT: Solidarity Rally with CUPE 4989 and Picnic in the Park

WHEN: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 1 p.m.

WHERE: Riverside Park, Pembroke, ON

WHY: Stand strong with CUPE 4989 members in a show of solidarity to urge the County of Renfrew to bargain a fair collective agreement that values the services that members of CUPE 4989 provide to the County of Renfrew!

  • Buses are being organized from Ottawa, Kingston, North Bay and Toronto. To reserve a seat on the bus, please contact Misty at CUPE Ontario - 905-739-9739

Pick-up locations

North Bay - 10 a.m. from North Gate Square at Highway 11 & Highway 17

Belleville - 8 a.m. from Quinte Mall (behind Denny’s)

Kingston - 9:15 am from Park & Go at Highway 38 and Highway 401

Ottawa - 11:30 a.m. from Woodbridge Crescent, across from Bayshore Mall

Toronto - 8 a.m. from Dufferin & Lawrence (NE corner); 8:30 a.m. at Yonge & York Mills (Shell station)

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You can also send a letter to Renfrew Council and ask them to negotiate a fair agreement with their workers.