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VICTORIA If Premier Gordon Campbell comes after the pay equity law that CUPE members worked so hard for, he is going to find us right there in his face, CUPE national president Judy Darcy said at the 38th annual CUPE B.C. provincial convention here today.

And if the new premier comes looking for a fight, hes got one, she told the 500 CUPE activists. The premiers 90-day plan does not mean prosperity for public sector workers, she added. It does not mean prosperity for the people of B.C.

In keeping with the convention theme, Community Works, Darcy urged delegates to protect our rights by organizing resistance in every workplace, in every neighbourhood, in every town, in every city.Work in our communities to keep them working.

Its building broad alliancesin our community thats going to save us all from Campbell, she said. Its building a powerful movement at the community level that is going to stop privatization of our schools, our water, our recreation facilities.

Its mobilizing in our communities thats going to stop free trade. Think global, act local. Never have those words been more true.


Ron Verzuh, CUPE Communications Representative,
(604) 785-1422 (cell).