Rally for Wood Buffalo Employees

Approximately 150 delegates from CUPE Alberta Convention participated in a noisy rally in downtown Fort McMurray to support Wood Buffalo municipal employees embroiled in a difficult round of bargaining.

“The rally today was to express frustration with the city and their bargaining position,” said CUPE 1505 President Craig Milley. “They’ve given workers five pages of concessions. They talk about how they value front-line workers, but they don’t live up to those words.

The Local has been in mediation for over a year and Milley says the City is being untruthful when speaking about negotiations.

“The city needs to start bargaining fairly, without the small print and hidden concessions. They need to treat all employees as equals.”