FREDERICTON, NB - Members of CUPE 1190, General Labour and Trades, have recently ratified a new collective agreement.
“One of the main issues in this round of negotiation was job security. Cuts in public services and programs in the recent years have greatly impacted on our members”, explained Andrew Hardy, president of CUPE 1190. “Some of them were reassigned to other duties when the government cut ferry services and the Transportation Department maintenance depots.”
“We were able to address this concern and we also agreed on a joint Job Evaluation for our members.”
The previous collective agreement expired in December 2008.
CUPE Local 1190 has 1,600 members working in general labour and trades in Transportation, Tourism and Parks, Natural Resources and other government departments.
For more information, contact:
President CUPE 1190