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Municipal workers file for conciliation in contract negotiations with City of Mount Pearl

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Negotiations between municipal workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) 2099 and the City of Mount Pearl have reached an impasse, and the union filed a request yesterday for the assistance of a conciliation officer with the Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Board. “Talks have reached a stand still because the employer is demanding major concessions in the …

PAL Airlines and CUPE reach first collective agreement

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Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and PAL Airlines have ratified their first collective agreement, after two years of bargaining. Approximately 50 flight attendants who work for the airline in St. John’s, Halifax and Montréal are represented by CUPE 5451. The new three-year agreement will be in place from 2022 to 2025, and includes improvements to provisions …

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CUPE members to prepare for provincial bargaining at conference in Gander April 2-3

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CUPE NL’s bargaining team will discuss contract proposals, member mobilization, and the union’s “no concession policy” at a two-day strategic planning conference taking place in Gander on April 2 and 3, 2022. The union is preparing for the upcoming round of bargaining with the provincial government. Public sector contracts expired March 31, 2022.  Dozens of bargaining committee members will attend …

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CUPE 1349 ratifies collective agreement with Town of Grand Falls-Windsor

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Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1349 voted this evening in favour of ratifying a new collective agreement with the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor. The collective agreement is effective retroactively from January 2, 2021, to December 31, 2025. The deal includes wage increases, a signing bonus, as well as improvements to call-in language that will allow …

Grand Falls-Windsor municipal workers reach tentative agreement

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After a marathon bargaining session over the course of several days, municipal workers in Grand Falls-Windsor, represented by CUPE 1349, reached a tentative agreement with their employer today. The agreement puts an end to a 14-week long lockout. Details of the contract will not be made available until it has been presented to CUPE 1349 members and they have ratified …

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An open letter to the people of Grand Falls-Windsor

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On September 28th, you will be asked to make a decision that will shape the future of our beloved community and set a foundation for future generations in our home town. We have been through tough situations before and each time we have come out stronger. We can do that again. A milestone in the town’s history was reached in …

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Show up or shut up, says union to Town of Grand Falls-Windsor CAO

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The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1349, representing municipal workers employed by the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, is calling on Town Council to instruct Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Darren Finn not to disguise his role in the bargaining process and to participate in negotiations in-person. “A collective agreement is a tool that benefits both employees and employers. It …

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Myths Busters: Bargaining between CUPE 1349 and the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor

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Municipal employees at the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor have been locked out by their employer since July 14, 2021. Prior to the forced work stoppage, members of CUPE Local 1349 unanimously rejected the Town’s final offer, and 99 per cent of members voted for job action. The Town’s final offer was aimed at stripping hard-won protections and rights from the …

Locked out and smacked down in Grand Falls-Windsor

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Municipal workers at the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor were shocked and disappointed to find out on Facebook last night that the employer has imposed a lock out. CUPE National Representative Nicole Dunphy says the 90+ members of CUPE Local 1349 were hoping the employer would be calling them back to the table. “Instead, we saw managers and supervisors loading Town …

Grand Falls-Windsor municipal workers vote yes to strike

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Municipal employees at the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor unanimously rejected the employer’s final offer last evening and voted 99 per cent in favour of job action. The workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1349, have been without a contract since December 31, 2020. Local 1349 President Tammie Greening says the 90 percent turnout for the vote …