CUPE school board workers vote 93 per cent in favour of strike action

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TRURO - Custodians, bus drivers and maintenance personnel for the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board have voted overwhelming in favour of strike action.
Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees local 3890 voted 93 per cent in favour of striking to back contract demands and fight employer demands for major concessions. The vote was held Saturday and released Monday.
"These employees are generally frustrated that there has been no progress in settling outstanding issues since local bargaining began in January of this year," said CUPE's national representative Terry Goulding.
He said outstanding issues relate to job security and equality.
"To this point the union negotiators have the distinct impression that this employer is not taking our proposals seriously," said local president Ron Davis.
"It is our hope that with this strong strike vote from CUPE members, they will return to the bargaining table to make a serious attempt at settling those outstanding issues.
"While nobody ever wants to see a strike occur, our members are sending a clear message that employer demands to weaken our contract are simply not acceptable."

Organizations: Canadian Union of Public Employees, CUPE school board, Central Regional School Board

Geographic location: Chignecto

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