TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) members and supporters will be holding an information picket line at the Rogers Cup on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Members of CEP local 5011 have been on strike for two months in a bid to get a first collective agreement.
"Rogers should expect more from the companies it contracts work to", said Kim Ginter, CEP Vice-President for the Ontario Region. "These workers and their supporters will be taking the opportunity to talk to the public during the high-profile Rogers Cup and explain why they are asking for a fair contract."
The striking technicians are employed by DHT and INTEK that are contracted by Rogers to do installations and repairs. They formed a union a year ago and their employers have thus far refused to negotiate a first collective agreement. While these technicians struggle with unstable work schedules and often do not earn the legal minimum wage, Rogers has racked in more than $10 billion over the past five years.
What: Info picket line at the Rogers Cup Final to support CEP local 5011
When: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 4:00pm
Where: Rexall Centre, York University, Toronto, (Keele campus)
Members and supporters will be available on site for interviews.
The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada is the largest union in several key sectors of Canada's economy, including forestry, energy, telecommunications and media and represents over 110,000 members. More information: www.cep.ca
SOURCE: COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA
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