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CUPE says new St. John’s budget means privitization, public service layoffs

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is calling the latest City of St. John’s budget an attack on services and jobs.

CUPE, which represents both inside and outside workers with the city, released a statement on Thursday expressing concern over several aspects of the budget.

In the statement, CUPE national representative Derrick Barrett said the city is moving in a direction that does not bode well for the city’s residents and employees.

“They are pursuing privatization of public services, while at the same time reducing the municipal workforce through attrition,” he wrote.


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