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FEECUM (UdeM Student Union)

Monday, March 28th, 2011
For immediate release    PRESS RELEASE

STUDENTS OPPOSED TO CUTTING THE NEW BRUNSWICK ADVISORY COUNCIL ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

“Its work was far from done,” says UdeM student union president Following New Brunswick’s budget announcement, the Université de Moncton student union (FÉÉCUM) opposes cutting the New Brunswick Advisory Council on the Status of Women and announces its support for citizens’ groups protesting for its immediate reinstatement.
The FEECUM, more than half of whose members are women soon to enter the job market, believes there is still injustice in terms of equity between the two sexes in New Brunswick. According to FEECUM president Ghislain LeBlanc: “The Council’s work is far from over. True prosperity for the province will come when citizens of both sexes have adequate and equitable working conditions. 100% of the population must be able to contribute to our economic growth.”

As for the government’s idea to absorb the Advisory Council’s employees into the government workforce, students do not agree that it compensates for the cut: “They’ve basically muzzled the Council by taking away its independence,” explains the student federation’s president.

Among other things, the FEECUM will participate in a peaceful demonstration at the Moncton City Hall this Wednesday, March 30th, between 4:30 PM and 5:30 PM.

Info on the demonstration: https://advisoryactionconseil.wordpress.com

Sources:

Ghislain LeBlanc President, FÉÉCUM Telephone : 506 858.4484 Email : presfee@umoncton.ca
Michel M. Albert Communications 506 858.4484 comfee@umoncton.ca

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