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Who: Local 1418 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, representing social workers and 12 other groups of front-line professionals.

What: Rallies in several cities across the province.

Where: Moncton – Office of Joan MacAlpine, Minister of Family and Community Services, 1077 St George St.

Fredericton - Bradly Green, 83 Regent St.

Bathurst – Office of Joel Bernard, MLA, 360 Parkside Drive

Tracadie-Sheila – Office of Elvy Robichaud, Minister of Health, 422 Arseneau St.

Campbellton – CN Building

When: Monday, June 10, 2002, 12:15-12:45pm

Why: A series of public events are being organized, to raise public awareness and in an effort to avoid a strike. There are still too few staff to provide adequate care to vulnerable New Brunswickers who need help. The government has consistently refused to address this problem in a way that will have a lasting effect.

Recruitment and retention of staff and wages are other outstanding issues. Results of the strike vote will be announced on June 17.


For more information:

Moncton - John Eatmon, 384-1344 (H), 856-2440 (W);
Anne Hogan, 858-9960 (H), 856-3020 (W)

Fredericton - Kevin Doucet, 452-8007 (H), 444-4642 (W

Bathurst - Andr 0043hapados, 753-6718 (H), 789-4914 (W)

Tracadie-Sheila – Vincent Robichaud,
336-8784 (H), 336-3052 (W)

Campbellton - Marcel Snchal, 826-9021 (H), 789-7310 (W); Andr 0043hapados, 753-6718 (H), 789-4914 (W)