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Windsor—Consistently, Windsor leads the province in the most number of days with poor air quality. And Windsor child care workers who are members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) “are urging the federal government to sign the Kyoto agreement so that area children can breathe easier,” says CUPE Ontario president Sid Ryan.

Ryan will take part in a media conference in Windsor on Tuesday, August 20 at 11 a.m. at 1576 Parent Ave., (CUPE Local 543 Union Hall) to highlight the involvement of CUPE child care workers in the ‘Kids for Kyoto’ campaign, focused on the federal government signing the Kyoto agreement.

Joining Ryan at the media conference will be Shawn Hupka of the southwestern Ontario and southeast Michigan Citizens Environmental Alliance, Shellie Bird, a CUPE child care worker and other area child care workers.

“We want the Prime Minister to know before he goes to meet other world leaders in Johannesburg later this month, that local Windsor child care workers demand that he follow through on adopting Kyoto for the health of area children,” says Ryan.


For more information please contact:
Sid Ryan, President CUPE Ontario
(416) 209-0066
Stella Yeadon, CUPE Communications
(416) 578-8774