Workers remain optimistic about negotiations: CUPE
Representatives for the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 1761 remain hopeful that a negotiated collective agreement can be reached with the Town of Placentia, NL, despite receiving notice on Aug. 26 that the employer has applied for conciliation.
“We’re disappointed that the Town has taken this step, which we feel is premature at this time,” says Derrick Barrett, CUPE national representative. “Progress has been made and issues have been resolved through the regular collective bargaining process.”
Six exchanges have taken place since bargaining began in May 2018, said the union.
CUPE 1761 represents 15 employees who are inside and outside municipal workers with the Town of Placentia.