Whistler municipal workers represented by CUPE 2010 launched a campaign last week to win public support for their need for a “Whistler living allowance”. Their campaign includes a new website, radio ads, print ads and a leaflet to all Whisler households and businesses being delivered this week.
Whistler municipal workers represented by CUPE 2010 launched a campaign last week to win public support for their need for a “Whistler living allowance”.
The workers are seeking a collective agreement with the Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW) that does not include proposed benefit rollbacks and
elimination of set hours and schedules of work and recognizes that municipal workers need a living allowance (as offered by other Whistler employers) to enable them to afford to live in the community they serve.
Whistler is Canada’s most expensive municipality. Currently over half of municipal workers cannot afford to live in Whistler.
As part of their campaign, CUPE 2010 has launched a series of radio ads (which can be heard on Mountain FM or online) and placed print ads in the Whistler Pique and Question. A mass mailing of leaflets will be arriving at Whistler households and businesses this week.
The ads call on members of the public to contact RMOW Mayor and Council and urge them to secure a living allowance for their municipal workers.
CUPE 2010 has also launched a new website at www.2010.cupe.ca
Negotiations are scheduled to resume with RMOW later this week.