MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO–(July 7, 2016) – Striking Mississauga Library System (MLS) workers, members of Local 1989 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1989), will have some high-profile support on their picket lines today.
Beginning at 11:30 a.m., CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick will join striking CUPE 1989 members and their supporters for a solidarity barbecue at the main picket site, located at Celebration Square, located at 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West.
Later that day, at 3:30 p.m., Charles Fleury, CUPE’s National Secretary-Treasurer will join the picket line to show his support and bring solidarity greetings on behalf of CUPE National.
Notice to Editors, Producers and Photo Desks: Photo and interview opportunities are available for both CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick and CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury. Media wishing to interview either Candace Rennick or Charles Fleury should contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, at 416-821-6641.
|WHAT:||Solidarity barbecue and picket line support for striking CUPE 1989 members|
|WHEN:||Thursday, July 7, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Solidarity barbecue with CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick), followed by picket line visit from CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury at 3:30 p.m.|
|WHERE:||Celebration Square, 301 Burnhamthorpe Road West|
|WHO:||CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.), CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury (3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.), striking CUPE 1989 members and their supporters.|
|WHY:||To show solidarity and support for striking CUPE 1989 members, who are trying to secure a fair collective agreement with the Mississauga Library System.|