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CUPE Local 3179 Demands Province take Action to Save
the Foyer Rameur du Nord in Petit Rocher

Who: Ren 0044oucet, president, CUPE Local 3179 and former educator at the Foyer Rameur Du Nord
Pierre Cyr, former educator, Foyer Rameur du Nord
Marie-Hlne Villeneuve, former resident of the group home, now a social worker
Melvin Villeneuve, Marie-Hlne’s father
Pierre Godin, founder of Foyer Rameur du Nord
Ginette Kervin, staff representative, CUPE

What: Media conference

Where: Boardroom, Danny’s Inn, 1223 rue Principale, Bathurst

When: 10:00 am, Wednesday, January 30

Why: The Foyer Rameur du Nord was founded in Petit Rocher 22 years ago, as a group home for youth in difficulty and for young offenders. Both French and English speaking young people have come from all over the province. Since last July, 13 of the15 educators and overnight staff have either been fired, forced to resign or have taken long-term sick leave.

CUPE Local 3179, representing staff at the Foyer, is holding this news conference to launch a public campaign aimed at saving the Foyer Rameur du Nord.


For more information:

Laurie Kingston, CUPE Communications, (613) 266-1415 (cell) or (506) 546-6621.