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(St. Johns) The president of Canadas largest union, Paul Moist, will join CUPE strikers for a march Monday morning (April 5), which will begin at Memorial Stadium and end up at the Old Colonial Building.

Both CUPE and NAPE are invited to the event. The CUPE National president will bring a message of support on behalf of CUPEs 525,000 members from across the country.

Speakers include:

  • Wayne Lucas, CUPE NL. President
  • Sam Kelly, St, Johns & District Labour Council President
  • Paul Moist, CUPE National President
  • Leo Puddister, NAPE President
  • Fred Douglas, NLTA President
  • Debbie Forward, NLNU President

Also bringing messages of support from the mainland will be:

  • Rick MacMillan, CUPE Atlantic Regional Vice-President from
New Brunswick
  • Gareth Drinnan, President Nova Scotia Highway Workers Union, CUPE Local 1867
  • Mike MacIsaac, Secretary-Treasurer, Nova Scotia Highway Workers Union, CUPE Local 1867

(ASSIGNMENT/PHOTO EDITORS: Strikers will begin gathering at 8:30 am at Memorial Stadium, then march up Kings Bridge Rd., then right onto Military Rd., past Government House to the Old Colonial Building. Speeches will happen on the steps of the Colonial Building beginning at approx. 9:00 am.)

For information:

Wayne Lucas President, CUPE NL. 727-2509 (Cell)

John McCracken CUPE Communications Representative (902) 222-8457 (Cell)