Claude Généreux was in Windsor June 22 to deliver a big cheque to CUPE 82 and 543, on strike since April.
Généreux walked the picket lines with inside and outside workers for the City of Windsor and presented the locals leaders with a cheque for more than $250,000, half raised from locals at the Ontario Division convention, half a matching contribution from CUPE National.
CUPE members also receive weekly strike pay from the CUPE National Strike Fund.
Généreux also announced that CUPE would cover benefit costs for local 82 and 543 members for the remainder of the strike.
“This strike is a perfect example of workers standing for strong principles and we want to make sure the members know we are behind them 100%”, Généreux said. “We also realize some of our brothers and sisters are going through some very though times and we will do our best to support each and every one of them.”