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On Tuesday, September 13, CUPE BC is hosting a rally and free BBQ to support the Simon Fraser Student Society (SFSS) staff who have been locked out by their employer since July 10. The employer’s last-minute proposal, on the eve of the Labour Day long weekend, was an unjust attempt to reduce wages by up to 40 per cent and cut permanent staff positions. The 3338 members rejected the proposal because they felt strongly that the collective agreement must be protected and that reducing wages below the region’s living wage standard was unacceptable and unfair.

Throughout the lockout, the SFSS Board of Directors has encouraged students to cross picket lines and they have disrespected our members by selling off the “saved wages” (their wages), as free beer and pancakes.

Join SFU students, staff, and supporters from across the Lower Mainland on Tuesday for this important event. Together, we will send a message to the SFSS Board of Directors to end the lockout and restore student services.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 13, 2011, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: SFU Fountain Square (located between Convocation Mall and the Rotunda at SFU’s Burnaby campus)

WHO: Speakers at the rally will include CUPE BC President Barry O’Neill, SFU Labour Studies instructor John-Henry Harter, and NDP MLA Spencer Chandra-Herbert (SFU alumnus). The event’s M.C. will be SFSS staff member Nadine Chambers.

There will be a few BBQs with lots of free food for the crowd!

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