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SYDNEY, NS – Talks between the Canadian Union of Public Employees and Cape Breton Transition House are not going well, says CUPE National Rep. Kathy MacLeod.

MacLeod says, “The union has now filed for conciliation with the Department of Labour.  Wages are a big issue.  These 20 women have no medical plan and their pension plan needs major improvements.”

MacLeod says, “This employer is telling us they have no mandate from Community Services for any kind of improvements, and we’re telling them they’d better get one.  The local will be scheduling a strike vote in the next couple of weeks.”
The employees are members of CUPE Local 3008-B, which is a sub-unit of the Resi-Care local.

For information:   

Kathy MacLeod            John McCracken
CUPE National Rep.        CUPE Communications Rep.
(902) 539-4933 (o)            (902) 455-4180 (o)

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