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CUPE National president to join locked-out municipal workers at events in Grand Falls-Windsor on Thursday, Aug. 19

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CUPE National President Mark Hancock will be in Grand Falls-Windsor on Thursday, August 19, to support locked-out municipal workers who are members of CUPE Local 1349. Media and the public are invited to attend a lunchtime “Solidarity Rally” hosted by the members of CUPE 1349, as well as a “Family and Friends’ Evening” beginning at 4:30 p.m. AUGUST 19 12 …

CUPE 1349 members carry flags at march in front of town hall in Grand Falls-Windsor

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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No privatization of laundry at Western Health says CUPE

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The union representing laundry workers at Western Memorial Regional Hospital says government should honour the commitment it made to maintain unionized services at the new acute care hospital in Corner Brook. The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents approximately 60 laundry workers at the hospital who are concerned about losing their jobs if laundry for the new hospital is put …

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 …

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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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Experts agree, Newfoundland and Labrador’s debt can be managed without cuts and privatization

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The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Newfoundland and Labrador Division says the provincial budget, presented today by Premier Andrew Fury and Minister of Finance Siobhan Coady, is based on misleading calculations that inflate the provincial debt to justify privatization and shedding public services. “The Liberal government is motivated by their desire to cater to private interests, privatize public services, …

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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 …