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(Port Hawkesbury) Municipal outside workers with the Town of Port Hawkesbury have voted 100% in favour of strike action today, after contract talks with the municipality broke off.

CUPE National Representative Terry Goulding says the members of Local 2434 are totally dissatisfied with the employers latest offer.

Local 2434 represents six full time public works employees with the Town, who do all of the roads, maintenance, water and sewage treatment work.

Goulding says the major outstanding issues in dispute include:

  • contracting out the water meter reader position

  • job security

  • overtime entitlement

  • wages

Says Goulding, We believe todays strike vote results will send a strong message to the Town that they are going to have to address these outstanding issues. Our ultimate goal is to reach a negotiated settlement and avoid a disruption in service.

For information:
Terry Goulding
CUPE National Rep.
New Glasgow
(902) 396-7224 (cell)
(902) 752-2244 (o)

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