Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

July 13, 2015 09:38 ET

CUPE National President to join locked-out Halifax workers on the picket line

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - July 13, 2015) - Canadian Union of Public Employees National President Paul Moist will walk the picket line with locked out workers from CUPE Locals 227 and 1431 today. He'll be joined on the picket line by CUPE Nova Scotia President Danny Cavanagh.

"I am proud to join my Sisters and Brothers as they begin their 9th week in lock out," Moist said. "This is a fight for decent pension benefits, not only for our members, but for all the workers in this pension plan. These members have the unwavering support of 633,000 CUPE members across Canada."

The workers were locked out by Halifax Water on May 19, following an attempt to weaken the Water Commission's employee pension plan. A tentative agreement was reached on July 11 and will be presented to the members for a ratification vote this week.

CUPE President Paul Moist and CUPE Nova Scotia Danny Cavanagh
Mill Cove Waste Water Treatment Plant
Waterfront Drive, Bedford, NS
Monday, July 13, 2015
2 pm

Contact Information

  • David Loan
    Communications Representative
    613-301-7468