Community supporters joined CUPE members from Regina’s three education locals at their latest rally on April 24. About 60 union members and supporters marched on 4th Avenue in front of the Regina Public Board of Education office.
CUPE 650, 3766, and 4643 members are taking to the streets to let the Board know that CUPE education support workers should not be treated differently than the rest of Regina’s public education staff.
The Board gave themselves an 8.63 per cent increase in line with what other education workers received. Despite promoting a goal of equality and organizational inclusiveness, the Board is refusing to settle a fair contract with education support workers by denying them the same increase.
“Does the Board believe our contribution to educating children is less than that of other education workers?” asks CUPE 4643 President Paula Branscombe.