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Sydney, NS – Employees with the Cape Breton Transition House (CBTH), CUPE Local 3008 (B), have settled a new union contract that maintains wage parity with their provincial government counterparts.

CUPE National Representative Kathy MacLeod says, “I’m pleased that we were able to successfully conclude this round of bargaining and secure a 2.9 per cent wage increase retroactive to April, 2009.”

The three-year deal also includes increases of 1 per cent for 2010 and 2011.  She says the union also achieved a new medical plan that is cost-shared 50-50 with the employer.

CUPE represents employees in five transition houses across the province, including CBTH, Tearmann House in New Glasgow, Autumn House in Amherst, Juniper House in Yarmouth and Adsum House in Halifax.

For more information:

Kathy MacLeod    
CUPE National Rep.
Tel: (902) 539-4933
Cell: (902) 578-3304

John McCracken
CUPE Communications
Tel: (902) 455-4180