Halifax Water strike at standstill

Employer stands to gain financially via payroll, benefit cost savings
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 06/15/2015

Employees at Halifax Water have been on strike since May 19 and show no sign of stepping off the picket line.

The utility’s inside and outside workers — represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Locals 1431 and 227 — maintain the city’s water, storm water and waste water facilities.

But the picket line hasn’t exactly applied pressure on Halifax Water. Its operations are being maintained by non-union and management employees with assistance from contract workers.