CUPE's Lucas says problems with payment of retroactive pay "must get fixed"



    ST. JOHN'S, Sept. 9 /CNW/ - CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador President
Wayne Lucas says his union hopes to have some inconsistencies that have
surfaced about the payment of retroactive pay resolved as early as today.
    Says Lucas, "What appears to be a difference of interpretation regarding
some Labour Relations Board orders has resulted in a delay in the payments. We
have told these employers in no uncertain terms that this situation is
unacceptable.
    "CUPE has its legal staff working on resolving this issue. It is
unacceptable that managers have already received their retroactive pay and
frontline health care workers have not," says Lucas.
    "Our staff are working with Treasury Board and the employers to fix this
problem. CUPE members signed an agreement in good faith and we expect them to
honour this agreement," he says.




For further information:

For further information: Wayne Lucas, President, CUPE NL., (709)
727-2509 (Cell)  John McCracken, CUPE Communications Rep., (902) 455-4180

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