Media Advisory - Impact Cleaning Workers & Supporters Rally

    Push Property Managers to Practice Responsible Contracting

    TORONTO, Jan. 20 /CNW/ - Members of Justice for Janitors, SEIU Local 2,
Toronto area politicians, and community leaders will hold a rally on January
21st, 12 noon to demand that property managers using Impact Cleaning Services
practice responsible contracting.


    DATE:       Wednesday, January 21, 2009

    TIME:       12 PM

    WHERE:      480 University Ave.
                (N/W corner of University and Dundas)

    WHAT:       Rally and info-picket

    Speakers Include:
    -  Mario Silva, MP for Davenport
    -  Olivia Chow, MP for Trinity-Spadina
    -  Marcia Ponte, Working Women's Community Centre

    Impact Cleaning Services operates an elaborate sub-contracting scheme
that denies workers the basic protections covered in the Employment Standards
Act such as WSIB coverage, Employment Insurance, vacation time, CPP
contributions and sometimes even minimum wage.
    Community organizations and politicians have united to demand that
building owners adopt the Responsible Property Services Code, recently drafted
by a group comprised of building owners, asset managers, as well as worker and
community organizations.

    For more information on Impact's Practices please visit:

    For more information on Responsible Contracting please visit:

    The Service Employees International Union is the largest and fastest
growing union in North America, with 100,000 workers in Canada and 2 million
workers across Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico.

For further information:

For further information: Diego Mendez, (416) 476-7762

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