CUPE NL refuses to cross protest line at Confederation building to hear the 2024 budget today

    Thursday, 21 March 2024 12:00

    By Tonya Organ

    As a sign of respect to the fish harvesters currently gathered outside the Confederation Building, members will attend a budget watch hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour.

    CUPE NL will not cross a protest line to hear the provincial budget today in St. John’s. As a sign of respect to the fish harvesters currently gathered outside the Confederation Building, members will attend a budget watch hosted by the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour. CUPE NL President Sherry Hillier says as union activists, it’s their duty to show solidarity with fellow workers. She says fish harvesters have expressed their frustrations over how local fisheries process fishing licenses and have called on the government to resolve the issue. Hillier says CUPE NL will respect the harvesters’ protest line as long as it takes. The union represents 6300 public sector workers including health care, education, transition houses, municipalities, social services and child care.

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