MEDIA ADVISORY - Workers at Fred Victor issue strike alert

TORONTO, Jan. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, workers at Fred Victor will host a lunchtime picket outside their workplace as they ramp up their fight for a fair first contract.

Date: 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time:

12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m.

Place:

145 Queen St. E (Queen and Jarvis), Toronto

"There is a serious problem of precarious work at Fred Victor," said OPSEU Local 509 bargaining team member, Margaret Robinson. "We are determined to negotiate a fair contract that includes fair wages and benefits for all staff."

The 278-member local has been in negotiations with the employer since April, 2016.

Workers at Fred Victor provide services to individuals who experience poverty, homelessness, and mental health challenges in Toronto.

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

For further information: Margaret Robinson, 647-549-4400; Ron Johnson, OPSEU Staff Negotiator, 416-460-5086

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