Media Advisory - OPSEU president to join NOSM march and rally August 23 in
Thunder Bay

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 Thomas.

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.

March starts: Patterson Park

Silent Vigil: NOSM Orientation Dinner (Metis Nation Hall)

Rally at: City Hall

Guest Speaker:
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
Yuk-Sem Won, President, OPSEU Local 677
Tyler England, Chair, Bargaining Team

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

For further information: For further information:

Yuk-Sem Won, 807-621-4972

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