2003-2004 Co-ordinated Bargaining

2003-2004 Co-ordinated Bargaining

2003-2004 Co-ordinated Bargaining

Welcome to the new Newfoundland and Labrador 2003-2004 Co-ordinated Bargaining website. This site has been set up specifically to support the current round of provincial bargaining, which will involve some 16 CUPE locals from across the province. We'll be using it as a means of communicating on a regular, timely basis with CUPE members whose contracts are being re-negotiated.

Spread the word about our website to your co-workers!
You'll also find the results of a Bargaining Proposals survey, conducted by our Research Branch. As well, we'll be posting all of the existing collective agreements of locals involved in this round of bargaining. All the details on our current fightback campaign against the Williams government's attempts to freeze our wages and strip our contracts will also be posted on this site.
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Back to Work Legislation Delayed

Premier Danny Williams has confirmed that debate on the government's back to work legislation has been delayed.

CUPE, NAPE send strikers back to work; pre-empting legislation

CUPE and NAPE have told their members to go back to work, pre-empting the back to work legislation now being debated in the House of Assembly.

Newfoundland and Labrador 2003-2004 Strike Photo Gallery

Strike photo gallery on the Cupe national site.

Media Advisory - Premier Had No Intention of Negotiating End to Strike

Yesterday, April 21, 2004, Leo Puddister, president of NAPE, and Dave Reynolds, national representative with CUPE, met with the premier and the minister of finance to try to settle the strike.

Words of Encouragement from other Cupe Locals

We have received many email and letters of encouragement from other Cupe locals accross the country.

Cupe Mobilizing for Massive Solidarity Rally

Member of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) are mobilizing for a massive rally on Monday, April 26th, to demonstrate the depth of opposition to Premier Williamsí decision to legislate back-to-work orders and concessions to end the longest public sector strike in provincial history.

NAPE, CUPE Members Mark Death of Collective Bargaining

NAPE and CUPE are asking their striking members to set aside Tuesday, April 27 as a day of mourning for the death of collective bargaining in Newfoundland and Labrador.

April 19 statement by Wayne Lucas

Danny Williams and Loyola Sullivan want the people of this province to believe that this strike is about wages and money. Let me tell you point blank - this strike is about concessions!

Once sick leave is settled, wages can be settled. We could have had a settlement this weekend, but government left the table too soon.

CUPE and NAPE strikers to rally April 20

NAPE and CUPE members are asked to converge on Confederation Hill in St. John's at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20. CUPE members living in and around the capital are encouraged to attend. We need a real show of numbers as we must send a message to the premier about the size of the mess he's created.

Picket lines can be reduced to a bare minimum in order to allow as many striking members as possible to participate in the rally.

Danny Williamsí list of Concessions

Danny Williams wants you to believe this strike is about wages. Itís not. Itís about a long list of concessions that he wants stripped out of CUPE and NAPE contracts. Click here for Dannyís hit list.

20,000 workers on strike April 1

3,500 CUPE members and 16,000 NAPE members have commenced job action against the Williams government.

Striking members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees in the St. Johnís area will gather at 8:00 am this morning at the Arts & Culture Centre, at the corner of Allandale Road and Prince Philip Parkway.

They will then march to the Confederation Building for a 9:00 am rally along with striking members of NAPE.

An update on NAPE and CUPE's 2004 coordinated bargaining

CUPE's five teams have made some progress at the individual (local) bargaining tables. In fact, some of our groups are close to signing off on local issues.

International Womenís Day (March 8th) a chance to reflect on gains of women workers.

Tomorrow, March 8th, is International Womenís Day, a day set aside each year to celebrate the victories and struggles of women around the world.

Sick leave and annual leave in the event of a strike

For those who have been inquiring about sick leave and annual leave in the event of a strike, sick leave will continue for those employees who have been on sick leave continuously for four weeks prior to a job action.

NLTA president reacts to Board memo on discipline

In a strong show of support for CUPE AND NAPE, the president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachersí Association...

Recent letter to the editor.

The following letter to the editor was submitted to the Telegram by Local
1560 member Derrick Barrett.

Final CUPE Print Ad

This is a copy of the most recent CUPE print ad that has appeared frequently during this current round of bargaining.

Danny Williams drops a bombshell

A mere two months into the job, Newfoundland and labrador Premier Danny Williams has dropped a bombshell on public sector workers.

View Current Collective Agreements

Click on the links contained in this section to view copies of the existing contracts for CUPE locals involved in provincial bargaining.

CUPE 'Spirit Song'

Click on this article to hear a song written and performed by Local 1560 member Kristina Power. It's sung to the tune of the old Irish song, "Til the Robins come home again". [Feb 6, 2004 12:00 AM]