Sydney, N.S. – The union representing almost 100 crossing guards has asked the Department of Labour to appoint a conciliator in its contract talks with CBRM.
CUPE National Rep. Jacquie Bramwell says Local 761’s contract expired in June of this year. They’ve had two meetings with the employer and failed to reach an agreement.
“In short,” says Bramwell, “this employer has not addressed any of the union’s proposals.
“CUPE is seeking parity with other municipal employees on issues such as maternity top-ups and a benefits cost-share while on WCB. The employer has said no to everything.”
She says there has been a wage offer from CBRM, but it would see the workers barely keeping up with inflation.
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