(Hamilton) - Picket lines at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario will come down for two hours today, so that students, workers and the public can participate in a lunch-hour vigil to commemorate the December 6th Montreal massacre.
CUPE Local 3906, which represents some 1,250 Teaching Assistants at McMaster, says the lines which went up Friday (December 3rd) will come down from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. today so that its members and others can mark the 10th anniversary of the tragic events in Montreal.
Says Local 3906 spokesperson Mike Skinner, “We felt given the fact that our union, CUPE, was instrumental in lobbying the federal government to make December 6th a national Day of Remembrance, it was only fitting that we do this. Our members also felt very strongly that we do something to commemorate the victims on this important day.”
Skinner says the local will also be sending a delegation to the vigil, which is being held in front of McMaster’s Convocation Hall, beginning at 12:30.
|John McCracken||Mike Skinner|
|CUPE Communications Rep.||Business Agent, CUPE Local 3906|
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