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Updates

I look at the recent announcement for lost jobs within the public service in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality. I consider the base of seasonal employees who work for the good seasons and are obliged to collect employment insurance to sustain themselves when they are given notice of a completed season or a complete work stoppage.

If your Local could benefit from educational modules on work force adjustment (WFA), the 45-minute WFA information session and the 3-hour module designed for Local Officers are modules available through our education program.  Locals are encouraged to contact their regional office for more information.

Union Representatives met November 1st with Mayor Clifford Lee, MLA Richard Brown, 2 representatives from Sean Casey’s office and representatives from the business community to discuss job cuts.

Through this three day workshop, shop stewards who are committed to membership representation will become familiar with social and political issues which impact the workplace.  Consult your Regional Office Education Schedule for details.

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