UFCW Canada

UFCW Canada

April 21, 2016 05:00 ET

Hundreds to rally Thursday, April 21 at Covered Bridge Potato Chips in Waterville, NB in support of strikers

ATTENTION: MEDIA AND ASSIGNMENT EDITORS FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016 AT 5 P.M.

WATERVILLE, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - April 21, 2016) - ATTENTION: MEDIA AND ASSIGNMENT EDITORS FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016 AT 5 P.M.

More than 300 labour activists, allies, and family members are set to join a picket line solidarity rally on Thursday, April 21 at the Covered Bridge Potato Chip factory in Waterville, New Brunswick.

UFCW Canada Local 1288P members were forced out on strike on January 5, after the company continued to refuse bargaining a first contract with a living wage, and basic workplace rights including seniority (see www.ufcw.ca/coveredbridge). The members voted to join the union more than two years ago. Since then, the provincial labour board has ruled the company violated the Labour Act five times, and ordered Covered Bridge to stop intimidating union supporters, and to get back to the bargaining.

On Thursday, April 21, at 5 p.m., hundreds of CUPE members will join UFCW Canada 1288P members on the picket line, to call for a fair first contract at Covered Bridge. The CUPE activists will be travelling to the Covered Bridge picket line from the CUPE New Brunswick Division 2016 Convention being held this week at the Fredericton Inn and Convention Centre.

WHAT: UFCW Canada & CUPE solidarity rally at Covered Bridge Potato Chips

WHEN: Thursday, April 21, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

WHERE: Covered Bridge Potato Chips, 35 Alwright Court, Waterville, NB E7P 0A5

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