VANCOUVER—For civic workers in Vancouver, now in their tenth week on picket lines, even a cup of coffee can be expensive. So Café Etico, a fair trade coffee distributor and a sub-local of CUPE 1004, is giving them a break.
For the duration of the strike, Café Etico is offering a special discounted price of $8 per bag of its fine quality Latin American coffees for members of CUPE locals 1004, 15 and 391. That’s four bucks off the regular $12 price for Nicaraguan dark and medium roast, Guatemalan and Cuban dark roast, whole bean or ground. (The Mexican decaf is a dollar more.)
“It’s a small gesture, but it’s something we can do to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters who have been on the picket lines for so long now,” says Café Etico’s Kirsten Daub.
Café Etico coffees are sold at various outlets in the Lower Mainland, but the discounted bags are available only at CoDev’s offices at #101-2747 East Hastings Street, between Slocan and Kaslo, or by calling (604) 708-8782.