PEI UNION ACTIVISTS PUT THEIR ISSUES ON THE FOREFRONT DURING ELECTION CAMPAIGN

Charlottetown: The PEI Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is encouraging its members to take an active part in the election campaign.

“CUPE PEI surveyed the parties about labour issues and published their answers in a brochure”, explained Lori Mackay, CUPE PEI President.

“The brochure is being distributed to our members so they will know where the parties stand on issues important to the Labour Movement. P3s, Public Energy, Bargaining Rights, Health Care, Education, Public Services are among the issues the members wanted to put forward in this campaign.”

“The leaflet will also help them ask their questions when a local candidate comes knocking at their door,” added MacKay.

“We are planning a regional meeting on the topic of Public Private Partnerships (P3).

This public meeting will take place on Sept 29th at the Silver Fox Curling Club in Summerside at 7pm. We encourage everyone to attend as we will also be addressing other labour issues at this event. Workers’ issues should be on the forefront during this campaign.”

“At the end of the day, and given the current economic climate, it is important for all Islanders to make the connection between their lunch box and the ballot box”, concluded MacKay.