As the strike by nearly 400 Toronto Zoo workers enters its fourth week, more than a thousand supporters from across the province joined striking members of Local 1600 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 1600) in Nathan Phillips Square this afternoon, with a simple message.
The time to settle is now, before it’s too late.
“Breeding programs that bring endangered species back from the brink of extinction are at risk. Conservation and wildlife release programs are at risk. Our exchanges with international partners are at risk. Any further delay could profoundly harm these efforts,” said Christine McKenzie, President of CUPE 1600.