Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Atlantic

June 12, 2009 13:13 ET

Talks Break Off Between Cheticamp Association for Community Living and CUPE Local 4896

SYDNEY, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - Contract talks between the Cheticamp Association for Community Living (CACL) and CUPE Local 4896 have broken off, and the union has applied for conciliation.

CUPE National Representative John Evans says, "These employees are looking for their first contract. Both sides are awaiting the appointment of a Conciliation Officer from the Department of Labour."

Two of the main outstanding issues in bargaining are recognition of Casual employees as members of the bargaining unit and full-time employees earning sick leave while part-time employees do not.

There are approximately 35 members in the bargaining unit.

Contact Information

  • CUPE National Rep.
    John Evans
    902-574-1070 (Cell)
    or
    CUPE Communications Rep.
    John McCracken
    902-455-4180