Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

April 05, 2012 14:27 ET

Halifax Regional Water Commission "inside workers" ratify new contract

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2012) - Inside workers with the Halifax Regional Water Commission (HRWC) have voted to accept their new contract.

CUPE National Representative Marianne Welsh says the 94 office and technical employees of HRWC, members of Local 1431, voted 74% in favour of a five-year deal which includes:

  • Wage increases of 2% in the first four years and 1.5% in the fifth year

  • Duty to Accommodate language

  • Increased vacation benefits

  • Improved union representation language

  • Improved pension and benefits language

  • Improved union leave provisions

Welsh says, "The new contract runs from November 01, 2008 through to October 31, 2013."

Contact Information

  • Marianne Welsh
    CUPE National Representative
    (902) 455-4180 (Office)

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