Over 2,000 delegates to the 2007 CUPE National Convention will march to demand end to poverty

    TORONTO, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - On Wednesday, October 17th, the
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, over 2,000 members of CUPE
will march from the Metro Convention Centre, (south building), to Metro Hall
Square at 55 John St.
    The CUPE delegates will join members of the broader Toronto community, as
well as international workers, community groups and others around the world
who will march in numerous countries to demand the issues of poverty be
addressed everywhere.
    The rally at Metro Hall will bring messages from CUPE National President
Paul Moist, and Secretary-Treasurer Claude Généreux, Sid Ryan, CUPE Ontario
president, Joanne Webb, co-senator of CUPE's national Aboriginal Council and
Sri Lankan refugee Lucya Pirapakaran of the Worker's Action Centre.

    WHEN:   Noon Wednesday, October 17 delegates leave south building of
            Metro Convention Centre, 222 Bremner, marching west to Blue Jay's
            Way to John St.
            Rally ends at 1:30 p.m.

    WHAT:   Rally to eradicate poverty

    WHERE:  Metro Hall Square, 55 John St.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview or a press pass:
Wendy Forbes, CUPE Communications, (416) 892-8716; Sébastien Goulet, CUPE
Communications, (613) 808-0675; Hélène Bélanger, CUPE Communications, (416)

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