February 12, 2014 03:30 ET
CORNER BROOK, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - Feb. 12, 2014) - Newfoundland and Labrador's new finance minister will hear from CUPE NL President Wayne Lucas in Corner Brook this afternoon, as part of the province's pre-budget consultations.
CUPE NL will present a brief to Charlene Johnson with the union's suggestions for this spring's provincial budget. They include:
Says Lucas, "We want to commend the Marshall government for its continued support of defined benefit pension plans, as the premier himself has publicly stated is his preference.
"We also see our province's role in the Pan-Atlantic Advisory Panel studying the impact of recent changes to Employment Insurance as a positive step. This government also showed true leadership when it joined with several other provinces and territories in introducing card-based union certification."
(ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: Lucas is scheduled to present between 3:00 and 5:00 pm, Wednesday, February 12 at the Glynmill Inn.)
Wayne LucasPresident, CUPE NL(709) 727-2509 (m)John McCrackenCUPE Communications Representative(902) 880-8057 (m)
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