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Tentative deal reached between CUPE and Newfoundland and Labrador government to extend collective agreements

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A tentative deal has been reached between the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador for a two-year extension of current collective agreements. The extended agreements cover the period from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022. CUPE’s bargaining committee members, representing seven sectoral groups, agreed to accept the tentative agreement extension this week. …

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Member Update: Public sector pensions successfully defended from threat of clawbacks

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Dear CUPE members: We are pleased to inform our members that – with your support – we have successfully defended your pensions from the threat of clawbacks made by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador! The Government’s proposed changes to the Public Sector Pension Plan (PSPP) were defeated. Government was trying to pass their increased Canada Pension Plan (CPP) contributions onto …

Local 3768 reaches agreement with Town of Holyrood

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HOLYROOD – Employees at the Town of Holyrood have ratified a new collective agreement and returned to work today after being locked out by the employer for 10 days. The members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3768, are happy to be back delivering the services that town residents count on and are very grateful for all of …

Holyrood Mayor’s comments misleading and insulting, says CUPE

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Locked out municipal employees at the Town of Holyrood are upset that Mayor Gary Goobie would portray them as being unreasonable, says Canadian Union of Public Employees National Representative Ed White. “In fact, the last offer that CUPE Local 3768 put on the table was more than reasonable,” White says. “Our counter offer of about 9 per cent would bring …

Holyrood municipal employees locked out by employer

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Municipal workers at the Town of Holyrood have been locked out by their employer after several failed attempts at conciliation. The 15 employees, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3768, voted in favour of strike action just hours before arriving at work this morning to locked facilities. CUPE National Representative Ed White says the union has been …

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CUPE NL will not apologize for representing its members

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The lead negotiator for CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador, Ed White, says he is extremely disappointed that Finance Minister Tom Osborne would imply that CUPE is attempting to influence another union’s ratification process. “Our communications about our intent to bargain did not just come out of the blue,” White says. “Government presented us with a copy of NAPE’s tentative agreement on …

Listen to CUPE NL’s radio ad on the extended agreement

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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 …

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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 …