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Town of Placentia municipal workers vote 100% in favour of strike action

ST. JOHN'S, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - On April 17, the members of CUPE 1761, municipal workers employed by the Town of Placentia, voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike. Fourteen of the fifteen members were in attendance.

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"Now that the membership has voted in favour of going on strike the workers could go out at any time, if necessary, or be locked out by their employer," says CUPE National Representative Ed White.

"After we reviewed the employer's latest offer, the members were understandably disappointed," says CUPE 1761 President Gerry Quilty. "The members are frustrated with what they see as unnecessary delays by the employer."

"In this round of bargaining, the Town hired outside consultants, who are not from Placentia, and requested a conciliator be appointed to the negotiations," says White. "Using consultants to do their bargaining has been a waste of time and money."

Historically, bargaining of a new contract between the municipal workers and their employer took place directly with town officials and the union's bargaining committee. In 2012 and again in 2015, the two sides exchanged four proposals and completed negotiations in 19 weeks or less.

Eleven proposals have been exchanged and 46 weeks have passed, so far, since negotiations began in May 2018.

CUPE NL President Sherry Hillier also attended the membership meeting on Wednesday. "Local 1761 has the full support of CUPE Newfoundland Labrador's 6,300 members. These workers deliver quality public services and deserve a fairly negotiated collective agreement. We'll be there to stand side-by-side with our members."

CUPE 1761 represents 15 municipal workers employed as clerical staff, arena attendants, maintenance/water treatment operators, labourers and municipal enforcement officers.


SOURCE Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

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