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PRINCE GEORGE CUPE city workers will be attending tonights city council meeting to present arguments against the planned contracting out of jobs under the citys Service Delivery Strategy document.

The city manager has presented a blue for radical change without any evidence that this will lead to improvements, CUPE leaders will tell council.

This document is part of an ideologically driven downsizing process in this province, they will say. The government has created a large deficit and now proposes to fight it by slashing jobs and services.

We will see then loss of services to children and services that protect our environment, the leaders will add. These lost services will also translate into losses to the local business community.

The city CUPE locals have launched a public awareness campaign, Keep PG Strong, that will inform the public of the valued services performed by CUPE members. The campaign is intended to protect city services from government measures that will weaken the community.


Contact: Leann Dawson, CUPE National Representative, 250-612-7586, Kevin McConnachie, CUPE Local 399 President, 250-961-1196; Lana Keim, CUPE Local 1048 President, 250-561-7656.