VANCOUVER - Over 500 friends, family and members came to Vancouver City Hall to Rally for a fair deal for Vancouver civic and library workers.
Signs along 12th Street spelled out to all who came that Richmond, Delta, Surrey, Burnaby and North Vancouver have all been able to negotiate fair contracts with their CUPE workers, so why can’t Vancouver? Responsibility for this strike, said many, lays squarely on the shoulders of Mayor Sullivan and his NPA councillors.
Speakers at today’s event included:
Mark Hancock, Secretary-treasurer, CUPE BC - event MC
Rod MacDonald, President of Vancouver Firefighter’s union, IAFF18
Paul Faoro, CUPE 15 President (Vancouver inside workers)
Alex Youngberg, CUPE 391 President (Vancouver library workers)
Mike Jackson, CUPE 1004 President (Vancouver outside workers)
Cindy McQueen, CUPE 389 President (North Vancouver)
Hot dogs, water and oranges were among the refreshments enjoyed by rally participants.
Many thanks to the solidarity music of brother Tom Hawkens who performed before and after the speakers.