CUPE 1600 members are on strike to protect good jobs that support our communities, as well as the best-possible care for the 5,000 animals at the Toronto Zoo. Management at the Zoo want workers to accept a contract that weakens job security. This region already has too many insecure, precarious jobs. You can’t maintain a world-leading education, research and conservation facility with unstable precarious work. Help the members of CUPE 1600 secure a fair contract that supports a world-leading facility everyone can be proud to call ‘Our Toronto Zoo’.
Workers were locked out at Strathroy’s Accucaps Industries plant as the company and union sat at the negotiating table, a local union official said Thursday.