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 …

Placentia municipal workers are ready for a fair deal to get back to work

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Members of CUPE Local 1761, representing municipal workers at the Town of Placentia, are ready for a fair deal that saves the Town money and gets them back on the job, providing valued public services to their community. On Tuesday, August 13, CUPE attempted to end the ongoing job action by offering changes to scheduling language that would have saved the …

Placentia’s mayor needs to focus less on grandstanding, more on finalizing new contract

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Town of Placentia, NL – Placentia’s mayor needs to focus his energy on finalizing a new contract with employees – not on rhetoric, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), the union representing the town’s fifteen municipal workers. “We’re disappointed with the mayor’s comments made today, especially the day before we have a meeting set with the employer and …

CUPE’s national union president stands with striking Placentia municipal workers

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On August 6, CUPE National President Mark Hancock brought a message of support and solidarity on behalf of CUPE’s 680,000 members across Canada, to encourage Placentia municipal workers to stand strong as their strike enters into the fourth week. “In every community across Canada, just like here in Placentia, we are protecting what generations of working people have negotiated, like …

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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NAPE President Jerry Earle to join striking Placentia municipal workers on picket line Tuesday

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Media Advisory Town of Placentia, NL – As a sign of support and solidarity, NAPE representatives, staff and members will join with striking CUPE 1761 workers on the picket line tomorrow. NAPE President Jerry Earle will also be in attendance. DATE: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 TIME: 12:30 p.m. LOCATION: Town Hall, 21 Patterson Drive, Placentia CUPE 1761 members, employed by …

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 …