Letter to the Members CUPE Local 110
The Union and the Division are feeling the shortage of qualified Engineers in a big way.
Like other Unions, we are having a problem finding people who are able to pass the Power Engineers exam and it is now affecting out bargaining unit.
Our positions are starting to down class (Engineers positions are turning into cleaner’s positions) and it is not the Divisions or the Unions’ fault!
We (The Union) have no option but to sit down with the Division and attempt to work out a livable solution regarding a lack of qualified staff (Members).
AS WE CAN NOT ALLOW OUR KEY POSITIONS TO REMAIN EMPTY
Unlike most Unions, Local 110 has always recognized education and/or qualifications over seniority regarding wages and/or job placement, which has helped keep our salaries in an acceptable area for all 110 members ie: we don’t have less then red seal trades and/or engineers in leadership/key positions, while still respecting the seniority clause for all of our skilled labour positions.
We need to keep this up in order to maintain our unique status.
We have a lot to protect!
Sincerely ad in Solidarity with 110
Terry Egan President Local 110