NORTH BAY, ON — Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli will join members of Local 2073 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2073) on their picket line this morning between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

CUPE 2073 represents 227 counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, interpreters/interpreter trainers, clerical support, program coordinators, program assistants, information technology specialists and other staff at 24 Canadian Hearing Society offices across Ontario. They have been on strike since March 6.

Outstanding issues include proposed rollbacks to employee health benefits and wage adjustments after four years without a contract.

What: Vic Fedeli visits CUPE 2073 picket line

Where:140 King Street West, North Bay

When:Thursday, March 16, 9:00 a.m.

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For more information, please contact:

Andrea AddarioCUPE Communications416-738-4329
Barbara Wilker-FreyCUPE National Representative905-739-3999 x241
Jennifer BarnettCUPE National Representative705-474-9765 x23 (North Bay)