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The chill in the air couldn’t dampen the spirits of CUPE 3261 members as they walked the line with brother Paul Moist in Toronto on March 20th.

“These workers are asking for a modest increase to $10 an hour, plus
benefits. An amount,” said Moist, “that should really be the minimum wage in
this country.”

Our national president hand-delivered a cheque for $1867.40 to the local, from donations at the Saskatchewan Division convention, matched by CUPE national. “You’re not alone in your struggle,” said Moist. “You’ve got the backing of 560,000 CUPE members across Canada.”

CUPE 3261 employees now earn just $9.36 an hour, with no benefits. Many
of them need to hold down two or three jobs, just so their families can