CUPE Saskatchewan brings prairie solidarity to Local 1630 picket line in Minnedosa, Manitoba

Judy Henley, CUPE Saskatchewan President, and Kent Peterson, CUPE Saskatchewan Secretary-Treasurer, joined striking frontline custodians and cleaners on the picket line outside the Rolling River School Division School Board (RRSD) office in Minnedosa, Manitoba, on Thursday for a rally of support in their fight for a fair contract – together with CUPE National President Mark Hancock, Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske, CUPE Manitoba President Gina McKay, and many more labour leaders and area students.

“CUPE Local 1630 can count on your CUPE Saskatchewan neighbours to be with you in solidarity as you fight for a fair contract and respect.”

The approximately 23 school custodians and cleaners, members of CUPE Local 1630, have been on strike since November 1 after the Rolling River School Division refused to offer a contract comparable to other school districts in Manitoba. Custodians and cleaners at RRSD are asking for the same general wage increases and duration achieved by teachers and other support staff in Manitoba.

CUPE Local Unions can contact the CUPE Saskatchewan office to coordinate solidarity actions and support for Local 1630 members in Manitoba.

Published by the Division Office /nm Cope 342