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Local 79 hosts brown bag lunch rally in Nathan Phillips Square!

On Thursday, February 26th, 2016 — Community allies and labour leaders joined members of Local 79 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 79) at Nathan Phillips Square for an informal ‘Brown Bag’ lunch.

The event highlighted the current efforts by CUPE 79 members to secure a fair contract with the City of Toronto. Local 79 has been without a contract since December 31, and this week began a work to rule campaign in an effort to move negotiations forward.
Watch video of the rally:

Speakers for the event included:

·      Zulema Young: City worker and member of the Local 79 Bargaining Committee
·      Deena Ladd: Coordinator, Workers Action Centre
·      Ceta Ramkhalawansingh: Social justice activist
·      Chris Buckley: President, Ontario Federation of Labour
·      Fred Hahn: President, CUPE Ontario
·      Mark Hancock: CUPE National President

 

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