Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

October 06, 2011 05:14 ET

Provincial funding issues force strike at Summer Street Industries

NEW GLASGOW, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 6, 2011) - Picket lines will be going up at 8:00 am at Summer Street Industries in New Glasgow because the Department of Community Services has failed to provide funding on provincial issues.

CUPE National Representative Wayne Thomas says, "Both sides worked very hard through the night and came up with an agreement on every outstanding issue except for those that are funded by the Department of Community Services (DCS).

"It is very unfortunate that these workers will be on a picket line this morning because DCS has failed to come forward with some very modest funding for 22 employees," says Thomas.

Says Thomas, "And because Summer Street was reasonable in resolving the outstanding issues that were within their power, the union has agreed – at least for the time being – not to picket events that have already been scheduled such as weddings and meetings at the facility."

Contact Information

  • Nan McFadgen
    President, Local 2330
    (902) 759-3231 (Cell)

    Wayne Thomas
    CUPE National Rep.
    (902) 759-1057 (Cell)

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