CLC President encourages New Brunswick voters to choose a worker-centred recovery in federal election

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FREDERICTON – Canadian Labour Congress President Bea Bruske called on workers to get involved in the federal election and make sure the voices of working people are heard loud and clear by the political parties.

“Over the last year and a half, we have faced unprecedented upheaval as COVID-19 has wrought havoc on our communities,” Bruske told a crowd of CUPE New Brunswick members in Fredericton on Friday. “This is the most important election in a generation. Workers and their families have kept our country going through this pandemic and they must be front and centre in the parties’ recovery plans.”

Earlier this week, Bruske launched a national tour aimed at supporting federal candidates who are committed to making life more affordable for workers and their families by creating good jobs that offer decent wages, benefits, and a path to unionization.

“Canada’s unions are putting workers’ issues at the heart of this election,” said Bruske. “We are fighting for issues like replacing lost jobs with better ones; disaster-proofing our social safety net through investments in pharmacare, affordable housing, and universal child care; and tackling climate change so no worker is left behind. Now is our chance to work together to do what is best for our families and our communities.”

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