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New Orleans would have been proud of the UniversitĂ© de Sherbrooke union of support staff (SEESUS) which held an authentic funeral march, complete with five-piece band, costumes and men in drag, last Friday to protest what they see as a dead end in negotiations with their employer.
The march, dubbed by the union as â€śOpĂ©ration Samoisetteâ€ť after university rector Luce Samoisette, drew a crowd of approximately 800. Wearing almost all black and carrying signs depicting a caricature of Samoisette riding a piggy bank, the group marched for the strike area beside the university to Parc Jacques-Cartier where they held a mock funeral, coffin and all.
The day of the march, SEESUS president StĂ©phane Caron also posted an open letter to Samoisette titled â€śSEESUS is not fooled,â€ť in which he criticized statements the rector has made concerning the ongoing negotiations, and the universityâ€™s desire to resolve the conflict.
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