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(Sydney) – More than 300 outside workers with the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) are back on the job at this hour, after staging a one-day, wildcat strike.

The members of CUPE Local 759 walked off the job this morning, after charging a renegade supervisor was docking workers a half-hour’s pay for showing up two minutes late for work.

Local president Allan Clarke says, “One of the supervisors took it upon himself to unilaterally introduce this new policy – 15 minutes docked pay for each minute an employee was late. Our members were outraged at this action.”

At a meeting that wrapped up a little after 5:00 pm today, the union was given a commitment that the lost time would be reinstated. The issue will be dealt with at an upcoming labour-management meeting.

Allan Clarke
President, CUPE Local 759
(902) 578-5938 (Cell)

John McCracken
CUPE Communications Representative
(902) 455-4180