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(Toronto) The president of Canadas largest union will use Mondays Labour Day Parade as the backdrop for launching a national campaign to improve the wages of Canadian working women.

Judy Darcy, President of the 480,000-member Canadian Union of Public Employees, will be in Toronto for Mondays parade. Shell be joining the literally thousands of CUPE members who march in the annual parade.

(EDITORS: Darcy will be holding a media scrum/photo opportunity at 9:30 a.m. at the corner of Armoury St. and University Avenue (west side of University). She will be surrounded by hundreds of CUPE women and men wearing bright green Up with Womens Wages t-shirts and carrying thousands of bright purple campaign balloons.)

CUPE is Canadas largest and fast growing union. More than 300,000 CUPE members are women, who work in health care, municipal, school board, university, hydro, social services sectors and more.

For information:
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep.
(905) 508-6391 (h), (416) 200-6126 (Cell)
Judy Darcy, CUPE National President,
(613) 237-1590 (o)

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