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FREDERICTON – After two weeks of strike, CUPE 1251 will return to the bargaining table Jan. 24.

CUPE 1251 has accepted the invitation of the Minister of Human Resources,Wally Stiles, to return to the table.

CUPE 1251 represents the provincial Correctional Officers, the Community College Custodians and the Human Services Counsellors. The Union has more than 500 members.

The stumbling block is the wages for all of our members. The Community College Custodians earn $1.12 less an hour than the school custodians doing the same work. The Correctional Officers working in the provincial jails are the lowest paid in the country and the Human Services Counsellors are asking for pay relativity that will bring them in the same pay range as their provincial counterparts with comparable specializations.

CUPE Local 1251’s Collective Agreement expired in June 2007.

For more information:
Louis Arseneau, President, CUPE Local 1251 - 506-544-5912
Clifford Hay, CUPE Representative - 506-458-8059
Danielle Savoie, CUPE Communication - 506-381-1966