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Wadena: School support workers in the Wadena School Division are holding a shelter-warming party on Friday, November 21, to mark their 100th day on strike.

The 80 education workers members of CUPE 3078 began rotating job action on April 9, in response to the employers demands for more than 80 concessions including reduced seniority rights. They have been engaged in a full-scale strike since August 25.

Parents, residents and other supporters are invited to walk with them on the picket line outside the Wadena School Division office and participate in their shelter-warming party.

The shelter constructed from snowmobile boxes will be officially opened at a noon-hour ceremony on Friday.

Shelter-warming gifts such as a surround sound stereo system, heated paving stones and foot massagers are welcome!

The Wadena school division which last month was found guilty of three unfair labour practices - refuses to return to the bargaining table to negotiate a fair settlement. Two more unfair labour practices are pending.

The school support workers teacher associates, secretaries, caretakers, library assistants and techs have been trying to achieve a fair settlement for nearly three years.

Schools in Wadena, Kelvington, Lintlaw, Archerwill, Rose Valley, Quill Lake and the Quill Lake Hutterite Colony are affected by the strike.

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For more information contact Sheila or Donna at 338-3121.