Workers at Impact Cleaning Services campaign to form union

    TORONTO, June 2 /CNW/ - A campaign by employees of Impact Cleaning
Services in Toronto to form a union is building momentum. In May, employees of
the Toronto-area contractor began meeting to talk about joining the Service
Employees International Union (SEIU). Now those discussions have blossomed
into a full-blown campaign with workers signing union membership cards at
buildings across the city.
    "The workers at Impact Cleaning Services want what all cleaners in the
city want: decent working conditions and respect on the job. The only way
cleaners will win is if we unite together," said Julio DaSilva, a cleaner and
union member who has been speaking with Impact employees.
    The bid by employees at Impact Cleaning Services is the latest chapter in
the effort by cleaners across the city to unionize. In the fall of 2006
cleaners began organizing with SEIU under the banner of "Justice for
Janitors." To date over 1200 cleaners have joined SEIU.

    The Service Employees International Union is the largest union in North
America representing 2 million workers.

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For further information: Media contact: Tom Galivan, SEIU Local 2, (905)

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