Mark Hancock and Candace Rennick

CUPE national president and secretary-treasurer to join municipal workers at event in Mount Pearl today at 12 p.m.

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Mark Hancock and Candace RennickCUPE National President Mark Hancock and CUPE National Secretary-treasurer Candace Rennick will be in Mount Pearl today, to support striking municipal workers who are members of CUPE 2099.

Media and the public are invited to attend a “Community Appreciation and Solidarity BBQ” today from 12 to 2 p.m., located at the city depot at 59 Clyde Avenue, Mount Pearl.

The members of CUPE 2099 are inviting Mount Pearl residents, friends, family, pets, neighbours, union members and allies to this event. Complimentary BBQ food and beverages will be provided, including Ziggy’s PeelsGoods fry truck. Everyone is welcome!

Speakers and special guests:

  • Mark Hancock, CUPE national president
  • Candace Rennick, CUPE national secretary-treasurer
  • Sherry Hillier, CUPE NL president
  • Ken Turner, CUPE 1349 president

“We want to take this opportunity to thank our community for their support during this difficult time,” says Ken Turner, CUPE 2099 president. “After almost four months of trying to reach a deal with a difficult and unreasonable employer, the members of CUPE 2099 made the difficult decision to take job action. Our members want to get back to doing what they love – delivering quality public services.”

To continue municipal services and avoid further disruptions, CUPE 2099 is asking residents to go to and send a message to the mayor and councillors, asking them to negotiate a fair deal with workers now.

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.