Following a a press conference on Parliament Hill, migrant workers visited the office of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urging him to support the call to action by Justicia for Migrant Workers.
Two weeks ago, the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay locked out its municipal workers.
The 43 members of CUPE Local 2019 are fighting to keep their Defined Benefit (DB) pension plan, which their employer is looking to downgrade. In a 96 per cent strike vote, the workers rejected the Town's demand for a two-tiered pension plan, which would have seen all new hires move to a Defined Contribution (DC) plan.
"The 48 members at the local have said look, a defined contribution plan is nothing better than an RRSP and that's an absolute sell-out to the next generation," said President of CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador Wayne Lucas.