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(Sydney) The union representing Cross Walk Guards with Cape Breton Regional Municipality says now that hes been re-elected, CBRM Mayor John Morgan should honour the commitment he made to CUPE during the election campaign.

Morgan said he would look into the issue of part-time employees being prevented from holding more than one job.

The union is upset with a new CBRM policy which states that CUPE members who work for the municipality can only hold one part-time position. A crossing guard, for instance, who is working 20 hours a week and wants to pick up a second job as a cleaner for 20 hours a week is prohibited from doing so.

CUPE National Representative Jacquie Bramwell says, Unfortunately, the union has heard back from the Human Rights Commission that it does not have the jurisdiction to look into the matter.

Says Bramwell, Were now relying on Mayor Morgan to follow through on this and see if he can right a wrong. We trust he will do so and get back to us in a timely manner.

The crossing guards are represented by CUPE Local 761, while cleaners are part of CUPE Local 759 CBRM outside workers.

For information:

Jacquie Bramwell
National Representative
(902)539-4933 (o)

Pat Roach
President, CUPE 761

John McCracken
CUPE Communications Rep.
(902) 455-4180 (o)