CORNER BROOK As a part of their fight for a fair contract, Corner Brooks striking city workers, Canadian Union of Public Employees locals 706 and 768 together with their supporters will be marching on City Hall tomorrow evening.
“Our elected city officials are sitting on their butts while this community is going down the tubes,” says Wanda Power, an executive member of local 768. “Our community is a mess and the citys reluctance to come to the table to hammer out a solution is driving away business.”
She adds, “For the sake of our community this strike cant go on any longer and I hope this show of solidarity will serve as a wake-up call for Mayor David Luther and council.”
The striking workers and their supporters will gather at the Sir Richard Squires parking lot on Wednesday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m.
They will march down OConnell Dr. through Margaret Bowater Park onto West Valley Rd. They will then march down West Valley Rd. onto West St. and finish off with a rally at City Hall.
Donna Ryan, Vice-President, CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador; Elaine Price, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour; Dave Morris, a Representative from the Canadian Labour Congress; and Paul Traverse, President of the Corner Brook District Labour Council will address the striking workers and their supporters and everyone will be asked to stick around for hot dogs and soft drinks.
For more information, please contact:
Wanda Power at 639-8947 or 639-1177