Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

November 05, 2013 10:08 ET

CUPE local moves ratification meeting to tonight after Town of Truro releases contract info

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 5, 2013) - The union representing outside workers with the Town of Truro has been forced to move a ratification meeting up from next week to tonight, after the municipality released the details of a tentative agreement to the media.

CUPE Local 734 President Jason Cavanagh says, "While Town Council may have ratified the tentative agreement, they know full well that the union's role is to present those details to its members. They have the final say in any round of contract talks.

"We are now left scrambling to hold our meeting tonight so that CUPE members can see the deal for themselves," says Cavanagh.

The meeting will take place at 5:30 pm at the Public Works Yard.

CUPE National Representative Grant Dart says, "It certainly shows a disregard for the ratification process for their lawyer to divulge details before the members have had the chance to vote. To make matters worse, the details that are being reported are not accurate in some cases."

"My concern now is that these inaccurate details will somehow affect our vote," says Dart.

Contact Information

  • CUPE Local 734
    Jason Cavanagh
    (902) 324-0147 (Cellular)

    Grant Dart
    CUPE National Representative
    (902) 752-2244 (o)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Atlantic Communications Representative
    (902) 880-8057 (Cellular)