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SYDNEY, N.S. – The union representing CBRM outside workers is applauding the decision by its committee on the Future of Solid Waste to recommend staying with its own forces when they upgrade services for residents in CBRM.

CUPE Local 759 President Allan Clarke says, “Public Services Committee will vote on this recommendation, which is being endorsed by its own frontline workers, and we are urging council to accept the advice of the review committee.”

Clarke says the committee which is comprised of union executive, managers and supervisors from Solid Waste was struck in June, 2005 to review current and future collection methods, costs, fleet, manpower & service requirements regarding solid waste collection.

We worked diligently within this committee to come up with a solid waste plan for CBRM residents that will be cost-efficient and highly effective. We are urging council to embrace this plan,” says Clarke.

CUPE National Rep. Jacquie Bramwell says, “This plan is going to go a significant way to bringing CBRM’s solid waste operations up to modern day standards and we believe the public is going to be very pleased when they do get to see the details.”

For information:

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

Jacquie Bramwell
CUPE National Rep.
(902) 539-4933 (o)
(902) 565-9736 (cell)

John McCracken
CUPE Communications Rep.
(902) 455-4180 (o)