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OPSEU leads rally in support of CUPE educational workers

During the tense countdown CUPE’s school strike over the weekend, CBC News reported on the large number of OPSEU members and leaders rallying in support of educational workers.

“We represent education workers as well .… Not only are we out in solidarity and support, but what happens with CUPE certainly would have a profound impact on our bargaining,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, whose own union will be heading into bargaining talks on Nov. 14.

Thomas said he wants the government to know that their fight with CUPE goes beyond just one union. 

“They’re picking a fight with a much bigger group than CUPE,” Thomas told CBC News. “All unions will stand with CUPE.”