TORONTO, ON — Members of CUPE Ontario’s Executive board are pausing their meeting tomorrow to join the picket line outside of a Canadian Hearing Society office. Workers for the Hearing Society started striking today after talks broke down over the weekend. They are being asked to accept roll-backs after four years without a contract. These workers are counsellors, literacy instructors, audiologists, speech language pathologists, interpreters, interpreter trainers, clerical support, program coordinators, program assistants, information technology specialists and other front line staff.


WHO:              Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario

WHAT:           Rally and picket with CUPE Local 2073 members and CUPE Ontario Executive Board

WHERE:         271 Spadina Road, Toronto

WHEN:           12 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017


CUPE is Ontario’s community union, with more than 260,000 members providing 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.


For more information, contact:

Jennifer Story

CUPE Communications

(416) 461-6310