Quebec union leaders to speak at Queen’s Park rally, showing solidarity with CUPE education workers in fight against Bill 28

TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the first time in 50 years of history, the Common Front of Quebec supported union actions outside the province. CUPE Quebec union leaders will be at Queen’s Park to protest the Ford government’s Bill 28 and to show their solidarity with frontline education workers.

CUPE Ontario education workers launched a labor action to protest Bill 28 on November 4 and more than 10,000 people took their message to Queen’s Park. The Common Front represents 420,000 members. Their solidarity is added to the messages of unity already expressed by the Quebec labor movement, in particular the open letters of support from the Union of Professional Education Staff of Chaudière-Appalaches, Union of Teachers of the Laurentians, Union of Saguenay education, Outaouais school support union, Côte-du-Sud education union, Federation of collective action unions, Trois-Lacs support staff union, Union of education in Bas-Richelieu, Alliance of Family Workers, Union of School Support Staff of Jonquière and Centrale des Syndicats du Québec.

WHAT:

CUPE Quebec union leaders to join political protest at Queen’s Park in response to Bill 28

WHO:

Patrick Gloutney, President CUPE Quebec

Frédéric Brisson, General Secretary CUPE Quebec

Richard Delisle, President of the Education Sector, CUPE Quebec

Benoit Cowell, president, paramedics, CUPE Quebec

Jocelyn Bourdon, president of the municipal sector, CUPE Quebec

Maxime Ste-Marie, president of the health sector, CUPE Quebec

Tulsa Valin Landry, President of the Communications Sector, CUPE Quebec

WHEN:

Monday, November 7 – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:

In front of Queen’s Park

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is Canada‘s largest union, with 715,000 members across the country. CUPE represents workers in health care, emergency services, education, early learning and child care, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation, airlines, etc.

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