OTTAWA, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - Leaders from one of Canada's largest private
sector unions, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union will
join labour leaders in Madison, Wisconsin tomorrow in a show solidarity
with the striking public sector workers.
CEP Secretary-Treasurer Gaetan Menard will meet with counterparts to
discuss strategic measures of support and bring back to Canada a
first-hand account of events as they unfold.
"This is not just an attack against public sector unions, it's an attack
against all those who seek fairness in the workplace through their
trade unions," says CEP President Dave Coles. "Canadian unions have
been battered by membership losses and anti-worker policies of
right-wing governments. I have no doubt that the situation in Wisconsin
could by the thin edge of the wedge for Canada."
SOURCE COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA
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