As you are aware, since October 1st, the members of CUPE Local 719 have been locked-out.
Members of CUPE 719 did not choose to go on strike – the town’s elected officials, the mayor and councillors, decided to put us out on the street!
It is unfortunate that instead of trying to negotiate with its employees, the Town Council chose this course of action.
The members of CUPE 719 would rather be doing what we do best:
- operate the water and sewage plant,
- maintain the streets,
- look after the safety of your children at the municipal pool,
- operate the Zamboni at the Civic Centre, and all the ice making machinery,
- keep up the town’s infrastructures and seasonal beautification themes.
We know you understand and support us in our struggle to protect our pension plan.
The members of CUPE Local 719 want to protect their pension benefits from being taken away by the municipal administration. When our pension plan was doing well, the Town enjoyed 12 years of savings. Instead of saving that money for the bad days – it spent it elsewhere. Now, our employer wants to take away our future retirement earnings.
Nobody would want their retirement benefits they have been contributing for years reduced.
This is why we are saying NO to a reduction in our retirement income. Would you not do the same thing if your family income was in jeopardy?
Call your town officials and ask them to honour their funding obligations to the current pension plan benefits.
- Town of Woodstock 325-4600
- Ken Harding 328-3164
- Arthur Slipp 328-9446
- James Cluff 328-3193
- Catherine Sutherland 328-8753
- Peter Kennedy 328-8032
- Andy Leech 325-6532
- Thersea Blackburn 325-2552