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Counsellors in Selkirk to Picket for Better Pay

July 15, 2014 7:09 AM | News

CUPEStaff of Community Living Selkirk plan to hold information pickets in the city north of Winnipeg today to call for greater compensation.

Members of CUPE Local 3085 will picket at the corner of Main Street and Toronto Avenue at noon.

Community Living Selkirk councillors are responsible for providing support to individuals living with intellectual disabilities.

“It is appalling that dedicated social service providers are making just above minimum wage,” said Sheree Capar, CUPE national representative. “They provide invaluable support to Manitobans with intellectual disabilities, and deserve to be compensated fairly.”

Members voted 94% in favour of strike action at a ratification meeting on July 9. A strike date will be determined in the coming weeks.

— Staff