CUPE 15 “strike theatre” came to Library Square on Friday”
Friday was a busy busy day, as the CUPE 391 “strike theatre
troupe” came to visit Library Square, following our weekly Friday bbq.
It is a form of interactive street theatre used to present ideas in an
entertaining way. The organizer (?) asked members of the library
workers to participate. It was fun!
At our 3:30 crew talk, it
was learned that the media blackout had been lifted, and that the city
was now calling for mediators for CUPE 15 and CUPE 1004 talks, while a
facilitator would be appointed for CUPE 391 talks.
troupe then changed plans. A previous plan to go perform at the Art
Gallery, was exchanged to go perform at the CBC. I checked with them,
to find out who they would approach at CBC, and volunteered to
introduce them to some of my CBC contacts. The group stood outside the
CBC entrance on Cambie St, while I contacted the Newsroom. Nervous
security guards were wary of the picket signs (turned over blank), and
reporters were anxious for information as they had just heard that
talks had broken down and that mediators were being called in.
A CBC cameraman came down and met us, then filmed the theatre troupe at Library Square.