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Union Leaders Call for Immediate Action on Laurentian Crisis

April 14, 2021 GMT

SUDBURY, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 14, 2021--

Union leaders representing thousands of Sudbury working families will hold a news conference Thursday to outline immediate measures needed to address the crisis at Laurentian University and throughout the post-secondary education system.

WHO:

 

Leaders of several Sudbury unions

   

 

WHAT:

 

News conference calling for immediate action on Laurentian crisis

   

 

WHEN:

 

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:00 noon

   

 

WHERE:

 

To be held via Zoom meeting, at https://laurentian.zoom.us/j/94421233435

Union leaders will lay out the devastating short-term and long-term effects of the program cuts at Laurentian, including the profound impact on students and the damage to businesses and to economic and social development in Sudbury and other northern communities that will lose hundreds of jobs and tens of millions in annual economic activity.

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The union representatives also will outline solutions that must be taken to address the crisis at Laurentian and in the post-secondary education system overall.

Unions to be represented at Thursday’s news conference include:

Canada Employment and Immigration Union
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Northeastern Building Trades Council
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation
Sudbury and District Labour Council
United Steelworkers

NOTE: Union representatives will be available for media questions during the Zoom conference and for interviews afterwards, in English and French.

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Mike Bellerose, President, Sudbury and District Labour Council and CUPE Local 4705, 705-507-6730,President_sdlc@hotmail.com

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: EDUCATION PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT UNIVERSITY OTHER POLICY ISSUES

SOURCE: United Steelworkers

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