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CUPE national president Paul Moist will be speaking on behalf of CUPE’s 560,000 members when he brings messages of solidarity to the thousands of working families, community activists and concerned Canadians who are taking to the streets in Windsor and Oshawa to protest the alarming loss of good manufacturing jobs in Canada. Twenty thousand workers are on the streets of Windsor alone.

Moist stayed in Windsor after the four day Ontario Division Convention (OD) especially to deliver a strong message of CUPE solidarity. And during the OD he encouraged members from all locals to support each other and the work of working men and women in all sectors of Canadian society,

Commending CUPE members and staff in Ontario for the tremendous job being done to protect public services against privatization, Moist linked the need for that protection to the value in solidarity with all workers.

Tomorrow I will use our members’ voice to stand up for manufacturing jobs here in Windsor, and throughout Canada. Union jobs, with good wages and pensions that are being lost at a record pace.

CUPE’s voice belongs with these private sector workers….our parents and grandparents built this country and we need to take it back,” Moist told OD delegates.