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Friday, April 25, 2014

CUPE Members Rally To Support Correctional Officers

CUPE members from across the province hosting a rally in front of the provincial legislature to support correctional officers, human service councillors and custodians who have been without a collective agreement for nearly 3 years.

Local 1251 President Everett Godfrey say negotiations with government so far have been difficult with wage parity being a major stumbling block.

Godfrey adds that correction officers in this province are the lowest paid in the country and the goal is to bring their wages in line with their counterparts in the Atlantic provinces.

Delegates at the CUPE convention will be voting an emergency resolution calling upon all CUPE members to support Local 1251 in its efforts to get a new deal.