Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

May 23, 2014 11:00 ET

CUPE locals in CBRM launch 'Worst pothole' contest

SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - May 23, 2014) - Imagine a Canadian city where no major road paving jobs have taken place for the last two years. Now imagine it's also in a region known for having one of the harshest climates in the country.

That's exactly what's happening in CBRM, the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, and what has prompted the union representing municipal workers there to launch a 'Worst Pothole' contest.

CUPE National Representative Wanda Power says, "Our members, like most residents, are scratching their heads in disbelief that after the punishing winter we've had, the mayor and council would decide not to do any major road repairs for the second year in a row."

"We are asking CBRM residents to join our contest on Facebook and to basically embarrass their elected representatives into reversing this decision," says Power.

To enter the contest simply visit and 'Like' or 'Share' the page, then share a picture of the worst pothole in your neighbourhood or on your drive to work or school. You could win an iPad Mini for your efforts.

CUPE members at CBRM are outside workers in Local 759, inside workers in Local 933 and crossing guards in Local 761.

Contact Information

  • Wanda Power
    CUPE National Representative
    (902) 539-4933 (o)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Representative
    (902) 880-8057 (m)