The workers, members of the Toronto Civic Employees Union, CUPE Local 416, will be joined by CUPE Ontario President Sid Ryan at the Humber Treatment Plant for the 4:00 p.m. event.
They will use the event to draw attention to:
- Staff reductions in Torontos water plants as a result of the citys Works Best Practices program
- Concern about the impact on our citys water quality
- Potential threat of privatizing our water system
Just last week, there was a motion at council to set up a separate organization to run the citys water and wastewater system which would operate like a private company.
(ASSIGNMENT/PHOTO EDITORS: The Toronto Water Watch rally takes place at the Humber Treatment Plant, 130 The Queensway (at Lakeshore) at 4:00 p.m., October 12.)
Frank Morrisey, Local 416 Unit Chair
Water & Wastewater Division
(416) 823-5568 (Cell)
John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep.
(416) 292-3999 (o) or (416) 200-6126 (Cell)