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Halifax Water Strike 2015 Fairleigh Dickinson University Vancouver Campus MADS 6607 Collective Bargaining & Contract Administration Professor Bahareh Assadi Presented by Khristabella Ocubillo (#1808291) Masim Gasimov (#1819433) Min Sun (#1819089) Santosh Acharya (#1821046) Yi-Chen Kuo (#1819247)
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Halifax Water Strike 2015 o The 335 members of CUPE 227 (outside workers) and CUPE 1431 (inside workers) commenced strike action against Halifax Water (HRWC) on May 19. o The main issue is an employer demand for major cuts to the pension plan.
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The union members are on strike to defend their pension plan and wages o The unionized workers experienced a labor disruption, in an effort to protect pensions. One of the main issues was indexed pensions, which allows invested earnings to grow over time, to keep up with cost of living expenses and inflation. Halifax Water remained operating with about 100 non-unionized supervisory and management staff.
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Halifax waters defined benefit pension plan is at the center of a bargaining stalemate between the utility and its unionized workers. o Final offer to the employer did reduce their total annual pension costs by about twenty-five percent which translates into a 1.6 million dollars a year and that's an immediate savings for them that has projected to save the employer about 25 million over the next 15 years.
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Halifax Water The municipal water, wastewater and stormwater utility serving Existed since 1945 In 1952, the Water Commission purchased the assets of the water utility outright from the City to ensure that the utility operated in a business-like manner Members of Canadian Union of Public Employees locals 227 and 1431 CUPE Local 227 Municipal workers employed by Halifax Water Local 227 represents outside workers with Halifax Water CUPE Local 1431 Made up of office and technical workers at Halifax Water Local 1431 represents inside workers Parties Involved
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Series of Events That Led to The Dispute May 19 th , 2015 Halifax Water Workers on Strike (Segal, 2015)
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Series of Events That Led to The Dispute May 8 th , 2015 Halifax Water Press Conference o The union-proposed cuts
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