CUPE members in Taber, Alberta are fighting plans to privatize the town’s water, wastewater and storm sewer services through a public private partnership. CUPE members are getting the word out with a sign campaign, a radio and newspaper ads, a widely-distributed flyer and more.
CUPE 2038 President Rylee Farough says the town should let the people decide the future of their water services - by postponing the decision until after the Oct. 15 municipal elections.
The local, which represents Taber municipal workers, sounded the alarm in April, and has been keeping up the pressure ever since.
“The future of water services should be THE election issue on Oct.15. Taber Town Council is trying to rush the decision, but the citizens of the town should have the last word on election day,” says Farough.