Pugwash – Employees of Sunset Services, a Residential Care Facility (RCF) in Pugwash, have voted 92% in favour of strike action if necessary, to support their bargaining team in negotiations.
A Conciliator filed a report to the Minister today saying a negotiated settlement could not be reached, which begins a 14-day countdown to a legal strike deadline.
The 100 members of CUPE Local 972 provides services to Sunset which provides a residential centre, group home, supervised apartments and a vocational training centre. They are Residential Counsellors and support services staff at the facility.
The major outstanding issues are the employer’s position that a higher shift and weekend premium negotiated as part of a provincial settlement does not apply to casuals and an adjustment offered to journeymen cooks is being withheld from cook supervisors who are also journeymen cooks.
President, CUPE Local 972
(902) 243-2624 (h)
CUPE National Rep.
(902) 752-2244 (o)
CUPE Communications Rep.
(902) 455-4180 (o)