Cycle of training and losing staff must stop – Rally at CBRM city hall on Tuesday, November 8

Please join us on Tuesday, November 8 at 5 p.m., as municipal workers call on Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) city council and management to end the current cycle of training and losing staff by offering better compensation, which would help address staffing shortages and would save CBRM taxpayers money.

Members of CUPE 933, who are currently in contract negotiations with the city, say that jailers,  communications operators, and other staff are frustrated by CBRM’s failure to recruit and retain workers in these high-pressure roles that are crucial for public safety.

“Our members are committed to providing quality public services to CBRM residents, but they’re unable to maintain staffing levels. The cycle of training new staff and losing them to better paying employers is unsafe and costly,” says CUPE 933 Vice-president Cheryl MacDonald.

TIME: Tuesday, November 8 at 5 p.m.

LOCATION: City Hall, 320 Esplanade, Sydney (map)

SPEAKERS: CUPE 933 Vice-president Cheryl MacDonald, CUPE NS President Nan McFadgen, and CUPE National Representative Tammy Martin

CUPE 933 represents approximately 140 members who work at Transit Cape Breton, 911 and 311 Regional Emergency Communication Centres, Police Services, the Civic Works Centre, the Engineering and Public Works Department, the Sydney lockup, CBRM Water Utility, the Solid Waste Management Department, and facilities such as the Centre 200 and County arenas.

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