Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

September 30, 2013 11:45 ET

CUPE NL reaches tentative agreement with provincial government

ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND--(Marketwired - Sept. 30, 2013) - CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador has reached a tentative agreement in its contract talks with the provincial government.

CUPE's Chief Negotiator Brian Farewell says, "We have reached deals in all of the sectors that participate in master bargaining with the province. Specific details will be presented to CUPE members at ratification meetings. I can say that our Negotiating Committees will be recommending acceptance of the deal."

The sectors include health care, school boards, housing, libraries, group homes and Government House.

CUPE NL President Wayne Lucas says, "I'm pleased that this round of collective bargaining has ended with a negotiated settlement. Now we have the important task of presenting it to some 4,300 members across the province. I want to thank them for their patience in what has been a lengthy process."

Farewell says the union will begin scheduling ratification meetings and announcing those details in the days ahead.

Contact Information

  • Brian Farewell
    CUPE Chief Negotiator
    (709) 753-0732

    Wayne Lucas
    President, CUPE NL
    (709) 727-2509 (m)

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