Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

December 15, 2014 09:01 ET

Halifax Water inside workers give CUPE second strong strike mandate

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 15, 2014) - Inside workers with Halifax Water have joined with their outside worker counterparts in giving CUPE a strong strike mandate.

CUPE National Representative Naomi Stewart says, "In a strong show of solidarity, the members of Local 1431 have voted more than 90% in favour of job action to back their Bargaining Committee.

"Of the 107 total members of the local, 90 came out to vote, and 85 of those said yes," says Stewart.

CUPE says the major outstanding issues include wages and maintaining their existing pension provisions.

Contact Information

  • Heather Corkum
    President, Local 1431
    (902) 209-6810

    Naomi Stewart
    CUPE National Rep.
    (902) 455-4180 (o)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Rep.
    (902) 880-8057 (c)