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RICHIBUCTO - The Red Cross Home Support Workers, CUPE Local 4598, in Richibucto went on strike this morning.

Thirty Home Support Workers work for the Red Cross in the Richibucto region.

The Home Support Workers began their strike on August 18th in Bathurst to obtain better wages and benefits. The workers in Campbellton, Acadian Peninsula, Miramichi and this morning Richibucto followed them on the picket line.

The Red Cross Home Support Workers have their strike headquarter at 25 Cartier Boulevard, room 208 on the top floor of the Co-op.

CUPE Local 4598 represents 300 Home Support Workers.

For more information:

Louise Thibodeau
CUPE Representative
(506) 545-5739