CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Sid Ryan to lead solidarity rally for Guelph University workers

GUELPH, Ont. – CUPE Ontario president Sid Ryan will lead a solidarity rally for University of Guelph trades, maintenance and service workers at 12:00 noon, on Thursday, October 20th, at Branion Plaza, in Guelph.

Who? Sid Ryan, CUPE Ontario president
Irene Harris, executive vice-president, OFL

What? Solidarity rally for CUPE 1334 members

When? Thursday, October 20th, at 12:00 noon

Where? Branion Plaza (north doors of University Centre)
Guelph, Ontario

Sid Ryan will join Irene Harris, executive vice-president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, to support CUPE 1334 members and raise awareness of the workers’ outstanding bargaining issues.

The University of Guelph workers are fighting management demands for benefit concessions. Wages and pension issues are also unresolved. The 280 workers will be in a legal strike position on October 25, at 12:01 a.m. Mediation talks are scheduled for Monday, October 24.

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