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NEW GLASGOW, N.S. - Employees at the Pictou County landfill and recycling facilities have voted 84% in favour of strike action, if they don’t reach a fair settlement in bargaining.

The 12 members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 281 work for the Pictou County District Planning Commission, which is comprised of town councillors from across the county.

CUPE National Representative Terry Goulding says, “The only outstanding issue in this dispute is wage parity. These employees deserve, and are not receiving, the established standard for municipal workers in the region.

It’s more than a little ironic,” says Goulding, “that a Commission which is made up entirely of town councillors from Pictou County is not prepared to pay the same wages that they pay their own municipal employees.”

For information:

Don Dooley
CUPE Local 281 president
(902) 396-1055

John McCracken
CUPE communications representative
(902) 455-4180 (o)