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23 April 2004

(St Johns) High school, college and university students across the province are being invited to participate in a field trip in democracy by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) this coming Monday, April 26th.

We are inviting students from all St Johns-area high schools, colleges and universities to join us for a field trip in democracy, said Wayne Lucas, President of CUPE Newfoundland & Labrador. Young people have a right to influence the decisions that Premier Danny Williams is making on their behalf.

Students in high schools, colleges and universities in St Johns are being invited to join workers and other community members at the Arts & Culture Centre at 12 Noon. From there, people will march to the Confederation Building for a massive Solidarity Rally at 1 PM.

Lucas said that it is essential that, in a democracy, the people who make a decision are the ones who are affected by it.

These youth are the future public sector workers of this province, said Lucas. It is their sick leave that Danny Williams wants to reduce, it is their wages he wants to claw back, so we think its only right and proper that their voices be heard.

Students elsewhere in the province are invited to join their local CUPE and NAPE picket lines to show their support and add their voices to the rising chorus of opposition to Premier Danny Williams short-sightedness.


For more information:

Wayne Lucas, President, CUPE Newfoundland & Labrador, cell 727 2509

David Robbins, CUPE Communications, cell 613 878 1431