(Halifax) - The president of CUPE Nova Scotia, Danny Cavanagh, is urging his 16,000 members to help defeat the Harper government, and says the best way to do that is to support Jack Layton and the NDP.
Says Cavanagh, “We have been fighting for our jobs and good public services on a continual basis for far too long under the two mainstream parties. This is a golden opportunity to change the status quo.
“We’re seeing a dramatic rise in support for the NDP in this election. No other party or leader has made an eight percent increase in public opinion polls. Here in Nova Scotia, Layton is standing up for CUPE flight attendants, workers who’ve lost their jobs in the manufacturing and forestry sectors, and child care workers who desperately need a wage increase.
“In short, Layton is standing up for public services and decent-paying, unionized jobs,” says Cavanagh.
The Executive Board of CUPE Nova Scotia has endorsed the NDP as the party of choice for working families.
Cavanagh says, “While some of our membership will have difficulty with us taking this strong stand, as leaders in this union we believe it is our obligation to fight for social justice for all Canadians. Jack Layton and the NDP have earned the support of working women and men across Canada.”
Danny Cavanagh John McCracken
President, CUPE Nova Scotia CUPE Communications Rep.