Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

November 21, 2011 14:56 ET

Halifax Regional Water Commission employees vote 94% in favour of strike action

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 21, 2011) - Unionized employees with the Halifax Regional Water Commission have voted strongly in favour of strike action.

CUPE National Representative Marianne Welsh says the members of Local 227 voted 94% in favour of job action in strike votes held yesterday. Of the 225 workers, 174 voted with 163 voting to support their bargaining committee's position in this round of contract talks.

Welsh says the main issues in the dispute include wages, scheduling and job classifications.

She says the parties met in conciliation this morning, but those talks broke off quickly.

Contact Information

  • Marianne Welsh
    CUPE National Rep.
    (902) 455-4180 (o)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Representative
    (902) 455-4180 (o)