MISSISSAUGA, ON – Fred Hahn, president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario, will speak at a rally in Mississauga tomorrow supporting striking high school teachers.

He will be joined by CUPE Ontario Secretary-Treasurer Candace Rennick and CUPE members, as well as NDP MPPs and representatives of the Ontario Federation of Labour and representatives of labour and community groups from across the region.

The rally is being sponsored by CUPE Ontario and CUPE locals 2544 and 1628, together with OPSEU, ETFO, PEOT, OSSTF Local 19 and the Educational Resource Facilitators of Peel.


  • Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario
  • Lisa Gretzky, NDP Education Critic and MPP, Windsor West
  • Mike Bettiol, President, OSSTF District 19
  • Jim McDowell, President, Peel Regional Labour Council
  • Wayne Gates, MPP, Niagara Falls
  • Irwin Nanda, Executive Vice-President, Ontario Federation of Labour

LOCATION:   HJA Brown Education Centre, 5650 Hurontario Street, Mississauga

TIME:              Tuesday, May 12, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Speakers begin at 2:00 p.m.
CUPE is Ontario’s community union, with 255,000 members providing the quality public services we all rely on, in every part of the province, every day. CUPE Ontario members are proud to work in social services, health care, municipalities, school boards, universities and airlines. In Ontario’s school board sector, CUPE represents 55,000 early childhood educators, educational assistants, custodians, school office staff, library and computer technicians, trades people and more.



For further information:

Craig Saunders, CUPE Communications, 416-576-7316