Union Leaders Call for Immediate Action on Laurentian Crisis

SUDBURY, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.



Leaders of several Sudbury unions





News conference calling for immediate action on Laurentian crisis





Thursday, April 15, 2021, 12:00 noon





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.

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.


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

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