Media advisory - Municipal workers to rally for 'Fairness and Respect' at City Hall on Monday



    CAMBRIDGE, ON, Oct. 22 /CNW Telbec/ - Cambridge municipal workers will
participate in a "Fairness and Respect' rally at 6:45 pm, Monday, October 22,
at old City Hall in Cambridge, in an effort to achieve a fair deal without a
strike. The workers are facing a lockout or strike deadline on October 29 at
12:01 am.
    "Our members are tired of being treated as second class citizens by
management,' said Mark Charboneau, CUPE national representative for CUPE
Local 32. "We are here to urge council to show respect and treat our members
fairly by offering a fair contract without any concessions, like they did
recently with other city workers."

    
              Who?     City of Cambridge workers and their supporters

              What?    'Fairness and Respect' rally

              When?    Monday, October 22, 6:45 pm

              Where?   Old City Hall
                       Dickson Street near Ainslie Street
                       Cambridge, Ontario
    

    The workers are fighting management's concession demands, including sick
leave proposals for new employees that would create a two-tier workforce. The
165 workers who provide 'outside' municipal services are seeking a contract
without any take-aways.
    The workers recently voted 99 per cent to strike if a fair deal is not
reached with the city. Mediation talks are scheduled for Thursday, October 25.




For further information:

For further information: Mark Charboneau, CUPE National Representative,
(519) 743-7781, (519) 242-9768 cell; James Chai, CUPE Communications, (416)
292-3999

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