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Timmins Press News Local
Wednesday, March 27th 

TIMMINS – The union representing public sector workers wants to have a stronger voice in Northeastern Ontario.

Leaders of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are gathering in Timmins on Thursday to found a new Timmins CUPE Council.

“Parental leave, health and safety regulations, the minimum wage…there are so many benefits for all Ontarians that got their start at the bargaining table,” said Fred Hahn, president of CUPE Ontario. “Right now, we face attacks from both Liberal and Conservative governments on collective bargaining rights that benefit all Ontarians.

“We can’t let any government take those rights away.”

Hahn will be joined at the meeting by local union leaders, as well as CUPE National Secretary-Treasurer Charles Fleury and Henri Giroux, CUPE’s regional vice-president for Northern Ontario.

“By forming a CUPE council, our members in the Timmins area will present a united front to resist any and all legislative attacks on union security and the independence and autonomy of Canadian trade unions,” said Fleury.

The new Timmins District CUPE Council will co-ordinate education and political action among locals in the area to defend workers’ rights to free collective bargaining and independent contract arbitration for essential workers, such as CUPE members in the health care sector. more…