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MEDIA ADVISORY: CUPE National President to Join Locked-Out Municipal Workers at Events in Grand Falls-Windsor on Thursday, August 19

August 18, 2021 GMT

ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland and Labrador--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 18, 2021--

CUPE National president Mark Hancock will be in Grand Falls-Windsor on Thursday, August 19, to support locked-out municipal workers who are members of CUPE Local 1349.

Media and the public are invited to attend a lunchtime “Solidarity Rally” hosted by the members of CUPE 1349, as well as a “Family and Friends’ Evening” beginning at 4:30 p.m.

AUGUST 19

12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Solidarity Rally at Town Hall, 7 High Street, Grand Falls-Windsor.
To be followed by community BBQ.
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/wEgSLMTnkog1pt936.

4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Family and Friends’ Evening, 8 High Street, with music and entertainment for all ages.

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Speakers and special guests:

  • Mark Hancock, CUPE National president
  • Sherry Hillier, CUPE NL president
  • Tammie Greening, CUPE 1349 president
  • Arlene Sedlickas, NL Federation of Labour secretary-treasurer
  • Yvette Coffey, RNUNL president
  • Jerry Earl, NAPE president
  • Trevor King, NAPE secretary-treasurer
  • Alison Coffin, NL NDP leader
  • Scott Simms, member of parliament for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame

Everyone is encouraged to come out and show support for the employees who deliver the vital public services that town residents depend on!

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CONTACT: Colleen Reynolds

CUPE Atlantic Communications

902-809-2253Ed White

CUPE National Representative

709-689-1243

KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PUBLIC POLICY/GOVERNMENT LABOR

SOURCE: CUPE National

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