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Workers walk to protest funding squeeze

Members of the BC Government Employees Union, led by (left to right) Herb Olafsson, Terri Streleaff and John Laverdure march in front of the Penticton and District Community Resources Society offices Wednesday. According to the union the one-day strike was to send a  message to the BC government to stop putting the squeeze on community living and other community-based social services. Union officials say the  funding is needed for programs for people with developmental disabilities and the workers who support them. - Mark Brett/Western News
Members of the BC Government Employees Union, led by (left to right) Herb Olafsson, Terri Streleaff and John Laverdure march in front of the Penticton and District Community Resources Society offices Wednesday. According to the union the one-day strike was to send a message to the BC government to stop putting the squeeze on community living and other community-based social services. Union officials say the funding is needed for programs for people with developmental disabilities and the workers who support them.
— image credit: Mark Brett/Western News
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