Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

January 27, 2012 12:54 ET

Media Advisory: CUPE to Hold Strike Schools for Halifax Regional Water Commission Employees

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 27, 2012) - CUPE Local 227 will be holding two strike schools tomorrow for employees of the Halifax Regional Water Commission (HRWC).

The schools are being held at Cole Harbour Place. The first one begins at 12:00 noon and the second one at 3:00 pm.

CUPE Union Development Representative Larry Power will be helping the workers prepare for a possible strike by taking them through the union's strike manual. This includes details of how they would receive strike pay and benefits, picketing protocols, strategy and so on.

(ATTENTION PHOTO AND ASSIGNMENT EDITORS: AT 2:30 THE WORKERS WILL BE PREPARING PICKET SIGNS.)

The 225 water and wastewater employees voted 94% in favour of job action in strike votes held on November 20 and are currently in a legal strike position, which means they can exercise their legal right to strike following 48 hours notice to their employer.

Contact Information

  • Larry Power
    CUPE Union Development Rep.
    (902) 299-0088 (o)

    Dave Dort
    President, Local 227
    (902) 237-0125 (m)

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