Workers continue to gather in front of MBS Radio in Saint John today for a 12-hour rally for fairness and equality. Supporters have joined the picket line with the seven MBS employees on strike since June 25 to fight for a first collective agreement.
[Ron Oldfield, president of the Saint John Labour Council, addresses the rally on Friday afternoon. Photo: Joe Comeau]
The rally was organized by women from unions in Saint John and area. One of the issues they are highlighting is the fact that the women in the Guild’s bargaining unit at MBS Radio are the lowest paid at the three MBS stations, Big John FM, K-100 and CFBC.
[Sandy Harding of CUPE New Brunswick, one of the rally organizers, speaks to the media. Photo: Glenn Gray]
Striking Guild members, who met briefly with MBS management and a federal conciliator yesterday in Halifax, are buoyed by the ongoing support in Saint John and the show of solidarity from our friends in the labour movement.