CUPE 1761 achieves new contract with the Town of Placentia

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Town of Placentia – Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 1761, municipal workers with the Town of Placentia, have finalized a new collective agreement with their employer today. The union successfully pushed back the zero wage increase offered by the town. The new contract includes wage increases and other improvements. “Our members are proud to deliver …

CUPE National President Mark Hancock to attend community BBQ with striking Placentia municipal workers

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At a Community BBQ and Appreciation Day to be held August 6, the members of CUPE 1761 will be joined by CUPE National President Mark Hancock and CUPE NL President Sherry Hillier. CUPE 1761 members will host the event to thank everyone in their community and other unions for their support, stopping by the picket line, or putting up one …

Sherry Hillier and Gerry Quilty

CUPE NL Division and CUPE Local 1615 present strike fund cheques to Town of Placentia municipal workers

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CUPE Newfoundland Labrador President Sherry Hillier presented a $1,500 contribution today to striking municipal workers, members of CUPE 1761, who are employed by the Town of Placentia. As well, CUPE 1615 President Theresa Antle presented a $500 cheque to the strike fund on behalf of members at Memorial University. “CUPE members across the province stand in solidarity with Placentia municipal …

Placentia municipal workers joined on picket line by CUPE NL president

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PLACENTIA – Striking municipal workers in Placentia, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1761, were buoyed by a visit from CUPE Newfoundland Labrador President Sherry Hillier this morning. “I am proud to stand with these hard-working members who did everything in their power to avoid withdrawing services,” Hillier says. “But when an employer won’t sit down and …

CUPE municipal workers walk off the job in Town of Placentia

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PLACENTIA – Municipal workers in the Town of Placentia, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1761, have walked off the job after 14 months of disappointing negotiations with their employer. “The decision to withdraw services was not taken lightly,” says Local 1761 President Gerry Quilty . “But the members are completely frustrated with the bargaining process which …

CUPE public sector employees will mobilize in St. John’s ahead of the next round of bargaining

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Media advisory  Members of CUPE Newfoundland Labrador will descend on St. John’s Friday, May 31 to attend strike school, with components which will include a march to Confederation Building and practicing maintaining an effective picket line. CUPE NL President Sherry Hillier says, “Our members will start mobilizing now. We will insist on fair and equitable negotiations in 2020. We have …

Mobilization Campaign Slogan Contest

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The CUPE NL Division is sponsoring a contest to create our campaign slogan for the next round of bargaining. The winning local will receive two iPads! One for the member who created the winning slogan. And one for the Local to use as they see fit. All CUPE NL locals are invited to participate. Even if they’re not part of …

Radio ad: Placentia municipal workers are there when you need them

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The members of CUPE Local 1761, municipal workers employed by the Town of Placentia, ran a radio ad from January 10 to 16, 2019. Placentia municipal workers are there when you need them. When you call the town office for help with water issues, pothole repairs or account inquiries, you are benefitting from our work. We’re proud to serve the …

Member Update: Master Bargaining – July 31, 2018

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As you may be aware, Minister Osborne made a public statement that CUPE and the province had reached a “tentative agreement” on June 28, 2018. However, it is only correct to say that we have reached a “framework agreement” at this point. Until members of the CUPE Bargaining Committee have given their approval, this is a “framework”. After their approval …

Member Update – November 29, 2017

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The following update is for CUPE NL members and locals affected by the current round of provincial bargaining. Please print and share this update with your local members. What is a concession? Concession bargaining is a term used in negotiations in which the employer asks the union to give back previously gained improvements in pay and conditions. The employer may …