Fill out the form to send the following card to Premier Higgs and your MLA:
Dear Premier Higgs,
I send you this holiday “Fistivus” card because the Holidays give us an opportunity to take an honest look at ourselves and the world around us.
Frankly, 2019 has been a tough year for workers. Statistics Canada said New Brunswick has the lowest median household income in Canada. Wages are stagnant. Under-staffing and overwork are on the rise.
Program cuts and anti-worker legislation should not be on anyone’s agenda. New Brunswick workers deserve generosity, not austerity.
Beyond this “Airing of Grievances”, the Holidays are also a time to hope for a better future and dream big.
Workers are building the “Bargaining Forward” movement because we believe in giving and sharing with those around us all year long. I know solidarity only makes sense when it is not limited to those that I love and care for. I wear the CUPE black shirts for those I have never met and will never see; those that are not so fortunate in their lives as I am. I put the “Solidarity Fist” on my car because I am ready to do my part and take a stand.
To the Premier and MLAs who are in government: I really hope you will have a “New Year, New You!” moment. The coming year will be a great time to redeem yourselves.
To the opposition MLAs: Remember how fair contracts, respect for workers and improved public services can do a lot towards making our communities stronger and better places to live.
To all of you and to your respective families: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!