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CUPE Local 3179 still calling for public inquiry in order to save the Foyer le Rameur du Nord

Who: Members of CUPE Local 3179, staff of the Foyer le Rameur du Nord, along with friends and supporters

What: Rally and March

Where: From the parking lot at the church Petit Rocher to the Foyer le Rameur du Nord

When: 1:00 p.m., Saturday, August 24, 2002

Why: Since July, 2001, when a new director was hired all but two of fifteen employees of the Foyer le Rameur du Nord have been fired without cause, quit or taken long-term sick leave due to stress-related illnesses. The Foyer, which has provided a valuable community service for 22 years, is now in danger of being closed.

CUPE Local 3179, which represents the staff at the group home, held a news conference in late January 2002, appealing to Family & Community Services Minister Joan Mac Alpine to undertake a public inquiry at the Foyer. The President of the Board of the Foyer refuses to meet or even speak to the employees. Meanwhile the Local has obtained over 1000 signatures in support of a public inquiry.

More than a year after it began, the conflict at the Foyer remains unresolved. The Board of Directors is refusing to take responsibility. The government refuses to get involved. CUPE is renewing its call for a public inquiry into management of the Foyer le Rameur du Nord.

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For more information:

Ginette Kervin, CUPE Representative, 506-394-8183 (cell.),
506- 548-8815 (o).