February 12, 2015 - RALLY FOR LOCKED OUT RAIL WORKERS IN NEW WESTMINSTER!
Show your support for over 100 CUPE Local 7000 Rail Workers who have been locked out for a month by their employer Southern Railway of BC.
The rally, which will start at 12 noon on Saturday, February 14, is aimed at raising public awareness of the lockout among Quayside residents. Hosted by CUPE 7000 President Bill Magri, the event will feature speakers including NDP MLAs Judy Darcy (New Westminster) and Shane Simpson (Vancouver Hastings). Secretary-Treasurer Paul Faoro and General Vice-President Trevor Davies will bring greetings on behalf of CUPE BC.
The event will take place at the corner of Quayside Drive near Laguna Court, just beside the Southern Railway service yard (see map) where CUPE BC’s Community Events Trailer will be parked.
Parking in the area is limited, so attendees are encouraged to park at the New Westminster Quay or take the Skytrain to New Westminster Station and take the short walk from there to the rally site.
When: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at noon
Where: Gather at Quayside Drive and Laguna in New Westminster (right by the Southern Railway service yard) - click here for map.
For background and current information on the important issues surrounding this lock out, please read "Railway Dispute Makes Life in New West Condos Unnerving" by Tom Sandborn, published at The Tyee.
Download poster here.