Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)



Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

March 28, 2014 15:14 ET

New contract reached between CUPE and Breton Ability Centre

SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - March 28, 2014) - A new union contract has been reached between CUPE Local 3513 and Breton Ability Centre in Sydney.

CUPE National Representative Kathy MacLeod says, "The deal was passed by 98% in a ratification vote."

Local president Karen McMullin says, "With those numbers, obviously the members were very pleased with the deal we were able to negotiate."

Highlights of the deal include:

  • Creation of nineteen full-time positions
  • Casual employees receive six additional holidays, the same number of holidays as permanent employees

Local 3513 represents 120 members at the centre.

Contact Information

  • Kathy MacLeod
    CUPE National Representative
    (902) 578-3304 (m)

    Karen McMullin
    Local 3513 President
    (902) 217-3459 (m)

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