Municipal workers with the City of Mount Pearl, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2099, are launching a radio ad campaign today in an effort to reach a tentative agreement with their employer. The ad urges the public to contact city council and ask them to bargain a fair contract with workers.
CUPE 2099 represents more than 200 municipal workers who work in recreation services, administration, taxation and finance, road maintenance, water and sewage, facilities maintenance, landscape maintenance, engineering, planning, and more.
The union is making every effort to reach a deal and to avoid a possible strike or lockout, which could happen any day now and would disrupt municipal services for residents and businesses.
“We want the employer to stop attacking our health benefits plan. We won’t accept a collective agreement that doesn’t provide the same rights and benefits for all workers,” says Ken Turner, president of CUPE 2099.
Listen to the ad
The following is a message from CUPE 2099, Mount Pearl municipal workers.
They take care of garbage collection, roads, administration… as well as rec. centres, pools, sports fields, and more.
The city wants to make cuts to their health plan and set up a two-tier system with inferior benefits for new employees.
CUPE won’t accept a contract that doesn’t provide the “same” benefits for “all” workers.
We’re proud to deliver quality, public services in Mount Pearl. Please tell city council to bargain a fair contract with workers.