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SYDNEY - Employees at Cape Breton Transition House have unanimously voted to reject the employer’s offer after another frustrating day of conciliation with management. They followed this rejection with a swift 100% vote to strike.

CUPE Local 3008B has been without a contract for 27 months. CUPE National Rep. Kathy MacLeod says, “We are very disappointed. We were unable to achieve a medical plan, even the most basic of one. Some of these women have worked here for 25 years and still have no medical plan. We also wanted to see some increases to the pension plan and to the wages of our public education position.”

These women who work at the Transition House are feeling a lack of respect coming from management right now, ” MacLeod says. “They have been extremely patient and understanding but the employer has to show them some movement on these basic items.”

CUPE 3008B members work at Transition House to serve women and children who are in need.

For information:

Kathy MacLeod
CUPE National Representative
(902) 539-4933(o) (

Deedee Slye
CUPE Communications Representative
(902) 455-4180 (o)