KINGSTON, ON – Striking workers at the Canadian Hearing Society (CHS), members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073), will be joined tomorrow by their allies in the community and in the Labour movement for a rally in front of the office of local MPP Sophie Kiwala.

Beginning at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, May 5, strikers and their supporters will rally in front of Kiwala’s Bagot Street office.


          WHAT:     Rally in support of CUPE 2073


          WHEN:     Friday, May 5, 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon


          WHERE:  In front of the office of MPP Sophie Kiwala, 303 Bagot Street, Kingston


          WHO:        Striking CUPE 2073 members, community and labour allies


          WHY:        To show support for striking CUPE 2073 members


The 227 members of CUPE 2073 provide a wide range of vital services to Ontario’s Deaf, Oral Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing Communities at CHS offices across the province. They have been without a contract for more than four years, and have been on strike since March 6.




For more information, please contact:


Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, 416-821-6641