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Thousands of striking CUPE and NAPE workers marched through downtown St. John’s Newfoundland as the province-wide strike entered its sixth day. The peaceful march set out from Memorial Stadium, past Government House and finished at the Old Colonial Building. On hand to speak were:
  • Wayne Lucas, CUPE NL. President
  • Sam Kelly, St, Johns & District Labour Council President
  • Paul Moist, CUPE National President
  • Leo Puddister, NAPE President
  • Fred Douglas, NLTA President
  • Debbie Forward, NLNU President
  • Rick MacMillan, CUPE Atlantic Regional Vice-President from New Brunswick
  • Gareth Drinnan, President Nova Scotia Highway Workers Union, CUPE Local 1867
  • Mike MacIsaac, Secretary-Treasurer, Nova Scotia Highway Workers Union, CUPE Local 1867
Meanwhile St. John’s police have arrested a man in connection with a bar fight involving premier Danny Williams’ son. The man charged is not a member of either NAPE or CUPE and his lawyer claims he didn’t even know who Williams’ son was when the fight occurred. (See this CBC St. John’s story

The premier had blamed the unions for the incident.

Picket lines tightened today as both sides withdrew compromise offers aimed at a quick resolution to the strike. The CUPE Newfoundland Labrador site has a list of concessions the province is demanding.