TORONTO, ON — 227 workers from Canadian Hearing Society offices across Ontario could be on strike as of Monday, March 6. These workers provide interpretation, employment and mental health services for the Culturally Deaf, Oral Deaf, Deafened and Hard of Hearing in Ontario. The Union and its allies will address the challenges they face in the workplace and at the bargaining table and the possibilities for avoiding a labour disruption as they enter their final day of mediation on Friday.


WHO:             Fred Hahn, President, CUPE Ontario; Stacey Connor, President, CUPE Local 2073; Megan Youngs, Ontario Association of the Deaf.

WHAT:           Press conference to address the labour situation at Canadian Hearing Society offices across Ontario

WHERE:        Maple Room, Mezzanine Level, Sheraton Hotel, 123 Queen Street West

WHEN:          Thursday, March 2, 2017 at 10:00 AM


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:

Matthew Stella, CUPE Communications, 613-252-4377

Barbara Wilker-Frey, CUPE National Representative, 905-739-3999 x241

Jennifer Story, CUPE Communications, (416) 461-6310