CUPE 1287 supports 14, full-time, members of CUPE Local 1490 who work at the Township of Black River-Matheson as mechanics, equipment operators, labourers, senior and junior accountants, receptionists, and workers in the recreational department.
Negotiations have broken down and now they are locked out. The main issue is that the Employer is pushing for two-tier wages where, for example, new workers will earn less than current ones. They’re calling on the Employer to get back to the table, scrap this concession, and bargain a good deal.
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