THUNDER BAY, ON, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, president of
the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, will join other local labour
activists on Monday Aug. 23 in a show of solidarity and support for
striking members of Local 677 representing workers at the Northern
Ontario School of Medicine.
"Our members on strike are seeking nothing more than fairness and
respect. The support they're receiving from the local community has been
outstanding and I look forward to being there as a reminder that they
can count on their union to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them," said
Earlier on Monday, Thomas is scheduled to march with members of Local
677 at a rally in Sudbury at Laurentian University.
Date: Monday August 23
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
starts: Patterson Park
Silent Vigil: NOSM Orientation Dinner
(Metis Nation Hall)
Rally at: City Hall
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
President, OPSEU Local 677
Tyler England, Chair, Bargaining Team
SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)
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