Media advisory - Paul Moist, CUPE National President, will march with striking U of T Press workers Tuesday, March 20th



    TORONTO, March 19 /CNW Telbec/ - Paul Moist, the national president of
the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will join striking U of T Press
warehouse workers on Tuesday, March 20th. Moist plans to arrive on the picket
line at 8:00 a.m.
    Moist is traveling to Toronto to walk with striking members of CUPE 3261
who have been on strike since Monday, March 5th. U of T Press has hired
replacement workers to do the work of the strikers.
    CUPE 3261 employees now earn just $9.36 an hour, with no benefits. Many
of them need to hold down two or three jobs, just so their families can
survive.
    "These workers are asking for a modest increase to $10 an hour, plus
benefits. An amount," said Moist, "that should really be the minimum wage in
this country."
    The U of T Press has so far refused to agree.
    The picket line is at the U of T Press warehouse at 5201 Dufferin Street,
Toronto.




For further information:

For further information: contact: Wendy Forbes, Communications
Representative, (416) 892-8716; Mary Catherine McCarthy, CUPE National
Representative, (416) 274-2637

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