Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

October 04, 2013 11:00 ET

CUPE school board workers head to conciliation with Chignecto-Central Regional School Board

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 4, 2013) - The union representing more than 400 school board workers with the Chignecto Central Regional School Board will head to conciliation talks with the board on Wednesday, October 9.

CUPE National Representative Betty Jean Sutherland says, "We have requested the assistance of the Department of Labour after reaching an impasse on the issue of contracting out and how it affects job security for members of Local 3890."

CUPE Local 3890 President Ron Davis says, "For us, this is the key issue in this round of bargaining. While a negotiated settlement is always the preferred option in a labour dispute, our members have said the threat of contracting out must be addressed."

Local 3890 represents bus drivers, custodians and tradespeople with the Chignecto Board.

Contact Information

  • Betty Jean Sutherland
    CUPE National Rep
    (902) 331-1802 (m)

    Ron Davis
    President, Local 3890
    (902) 667-1341 (h)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Rep.
    (902) 455-4180 (o)