Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

October 05, 2012 04:00 ET

Union representing 800 Educational Support Staff at HRSB to hold October 9 bargaining meeting

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2012) - The union representing over 800 Educational Support Staff at the Halifax Regional School Board (HRSB) is holding a meeting Tuesday, October 9 to update its members on contract talks now underway with the Board.

CUPE Local 5047 President Ian Wilson says, "This is a really important meeting because our members have identified some key issues and told us they need to be addressed in this round of bargaining."

Those issues include:

  • Wages
  • Strengthening job security and seniority
  • How the Board calculates vacation pay

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30 pm at the CUPE Regional Office, located in Burnside at 271 Brownlow Avenue, at the corner of Eileen Stubbs and Brownlow.

Says Wilson, "Our Bargaining Committee will be providing employees with an update on our contract talks and we'll also be discussing how we can mount an effective, public campaign to make sure we're successful in achieving our goals in this round of bargaining."

Local 5047 members deal directly with students as Educational Program Assistants, Library Support Specialists, Early Learning Workers, Community Outreach Workers, and Aboriginal or African Nova Scotian Student Support Workers. Our members are usually school based, and support students in over 130 sites across HRM - from Sheet Harbour to Hubbards.

Contact Information

  • Ian Wilson
    CUPE Local 5047
    (902) 818-7757 (m)

    Kim Cail
    CUPE National Rep.
    (902) 455-4180 (o)

    John McCracken
    CUPE Communications Rep.
    (902) 455-4180 (o)