Mark Hancock and Charles Fleury wish to send their solidarity as well as their immense thanks to all CUPE members and workers who continue to provide important services to their communities as the city of St. John’s enters its fifth day in a state of emergency. A massive winter blizzard dropped close to 80 centimetres of snow on Friday, burying vehicles and leaving thousands without power.

As the clean up from the storm continues, frontline services like snow removal and health care remain essential. On behalf of all of CUPE, thank you to the workers who have battled the adversity of this storm to continue to provide the essential services that keep their communities safe.