TORONTO, ON – Following a lengthy delay, the University of Toronto’s (U of T) panel reviewing its asbestos management program released its Asbestos Panel Review Report late last month, along with a response from senior U of T administrators.

Tomorrow (April 18), at 11:00 a.m., representatives from Local 3902 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 3902), Local 1998 of the United Steelworkers (USW 1998) and the University of Toronto Faculty Association (UTFA) will hold a media conference to respond to the report’s findings.

NOTICE TO PRODUCERS AND ASSIGNMENT DESKS: Representatives are also available for one-on-one interviews, on and off-camera, following tomorrow’s event.

WHAT: Media Conference by representatives of U of T campus unions.

WHEN: Thursday, April 18th, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Hart House Committees Room
U of T Hart House
7 Hart House Circle, Toronto

WHO: Jess Taylor, Chair, CUPE 3902
Terezia Zoric, Vice-President, Grievances, UTFA
Mark Austin, Health and Safety Representative, USW 1998

WHY: The three unions representing workers and faculty at U of T will provide a response to the release of U of T’s Asbestos Panel Review Report, and answer questions the media may have.

Media wishing to cover this event are encouraged to contact Kevin Wilson, CUPE
Communications, whose contact information is listed below.

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For more information, please contact:

Kevin Wilson, CUPE Communications, 416-821-6641

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