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.
In this Section
Premier Danny Williams has confirmed that debate on the government's back to work legislation has been delayed.
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.
Strike photo gallery on the Cupe national site.
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.
We have received many email and letters of encouragement from other Cupe locals accross the country.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Tomorrow, March 8th, is International Womenís Day, a day set aside each year to celebrate the victories and struggles of women around the world.
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.
In a strong show of support for CUPE AND NAPE, the president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachersí Association...
The following letter to the editor was submitted to the Telegram by Local
1560 member Derrick Barrett.
This is a copy of the most recent CUPE print ad that has appeared frequently during this current round of bargaining.
A mere two months into the job, Newfoundland and labrador Premier Danny Williams has dropped a bombshell on public sector workers.
Click on the links contained in this section to view copies of the existing contracts for CUPE locals involved in provincial bargaining.
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]