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SYDNEY – 120 workers at the Braemore Home, CUPE Local 3513 have voted to reject the employer’s offer.

CUPE National Representative Kathy Macleod says, “The offer left our casuals out of the picture. They would not be receiving shift and weekend premiums. This is something every other full time and part time worker in the province has.”

Classification matching is also an issue for the local.

Local 3513 is made up of Residential Care Workers, dietary workers, housekeeping, laundry, developmental programmers, occupational therapists, maintenance workers.

CUPE has negotiated a set of common proposals that apply to homes province-wide and each local is in the process of voting on them.

The common proposals of shift and weekend premiums do not apply to Braemore employees because of the current language in their collective agreement.

For information:

Kathy MacLeod
CUPE National Rep.
902-578-3304 (c)

Deedee Slye
CUPE Communications Rep.
902-455-4180 (o)