ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland and Labrador--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Municipal workers with the City of Mount Pearl, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 2099, are launching a radio ad campaign today in an effort to reach a tentative agreement with their employer. The ad urges the public to contact city council and ask them to bargain a fair contract with workers.
The union is making every effort to reach a deal and to avoid a possible strike or lockout, which could happen any day now and would disrupt municipal services for residents and businesses.
"The city wants to set-up a two-tier system with inferior health benefits for new hires,” says Ken Turner, president of CUPE 2099. “We won’t accept a collective agreement that doesn’t provide the same rights and benefits for ‘all’ workers.”
CUPE 2099 represents more than 200 municipal workers who work in recreation services, administration, taxation and finance, road maintenance, water and sewage, facilities maintenance, landscape maintenance, engineering, planning, and more.
The ad is airing on VOCM, K-Rock, and HOT 99.1. Listen to the ad at nl.cupe.ca.