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CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador convention delegates have voted to make division president into a full-time job.

After winning the election for an unprecedented 10th consecutive term, Wayne Lucas said, “Fighting privatization and protecting public services is going to be a full time job.  We also want to make sure that working families get their fair share of our province’s newfound prosperity.”

Delegates also voted to fund more book-offs for members involved in campaigns against contracting-out and privatization.

The convention also raised more than $12,000 for locked out Journal de Québec workers, representatives of whom were on hand to tell the convention about their year-long struggle against Quebecor.