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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 …

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Low blow by employer causes concern for Grand Falls-Windsor municipal workers

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St. John’s – In a move that some may consider to be blackmail, the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor is using municipal workers’ health as a bargaining chip, say representatives of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). “It’s distasteful and it demonstrates the contempt that the mayor and managers in this town have for municipal workers,” says CUPE Representative Ed …

Perfectly United: CUPE 1349 launches radio ad campaign

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Municipal workers at the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor, members of CUPE 1349, launched a radio ad campaign this week in an effort to reach a tentative agreement with their employer, and to avoid a disruption to services. You can hear all three radio ads on Valley Radio,  VOCM, and K-ROCK stations. Radio Ad #1 The clock is counting down to …

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CUPE 2019 achieves new contract with Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay

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Municipal workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2019 have reached a four-year contract with their employer, the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL. Both the union and the employer have ratified the agreement and a signing ceremony took place on Tuesday, June 1. The collective agreement covers the period of January 1, 2019, to December …

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Negotiations between municipal workers and the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor reach an impasse

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Bargaining between the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor and municipal employees represented by the CUPE 1349 have reached an impasse. The union has informed the employer that they will not be responding to the latest proposal package. A consultant from Halifax, hired by the Town to conduct bargaining on their behalf, will be filing an application for conciliation with the provincial …

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Municipal workers apply for conciliation in Happy Valley-Goose Bay negotiations

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The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2019, representing 54 inside and outside workers, have applied to the NL Department of Immigration, Skills and Labour requesting the assistance of a conciliation officer in contract negotiations with the Town of Happy-Valley-Goose Bay, NL. “This has been a frustrating and long round of bargaining. We attempted to start this process by …