Delegates to CUPE New Brunswick’s annual convention joined community supporters and other trade unions for a barbeque and rally to support workers at Covered Bridge Potato Chips, who have been on strike fighting for a first contract since January 5.
“We are proud to stand here in solidarity with these workers who are fighting for fairness, a living wage, and job security,” said CUPE National President Mark Hancock. “At CUPE, we know that an injury to one is an injury to all.”
Instead of negotiating a fair collective agreement, Covered Bridge Chips filed an unsuccessful application with the Labour Board to terminate the union. United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1288P, which represents the striking workers, is asking for supporters to take the chips off of their shopping list until the strike is settled, and to help spread the word.