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(Halifax) - Contract talks between CUPE Local 1431 and the Halifax Regional Water Commission have broken off. 

CUPE National Representative Jacquie Bramwell says, “We reached an impasse on Friday, May 18.  The outstanding issues include wages, and a pension deficit that the employer is responsible for but is insisting employees contribute to.

“The union has applied for a conciliator and is optimistic that with the help of the Department of Labour an agreement can be reached,” she says.

CUPE represents approximately 50 employees at the Water Commission, including customer service clerks, engineering information technicians, engineering technologists, information support techs, operations techs and operations support staff. Their contract expired in December, 2006.


For information:


Bob Goguen             Jacquie Bramwell              John McCracken

CUPE Local 1431     CUPE National Rep.       CUPE Communications Rep.

441-1074 (Cell)         240-7928 (Cell)               455-4180 (o)