CUPE Local 4848

estoppel letter

Sisters and brothers of local 4848.

There has been a lot of questions around the estoppel and how it affected us as a union. In April, 1252 requested a meeting with the board, as they were hearing rumors of some kind of job action that was going to be taken by 4848. In that meeting it was advised to us that we should send a estoppel letter to ANB, advising them that all past practices and unsigned agreements will no longer be followed. At that time Kim asked the representatives of 1252 if she could send it, or did it have to come from them. We were told Kim, as our rep could send it, keeping in mind that ANB did not have to honour it at this time because both parties were in negotiations and therefore a stat freeze of the contract was in effect, meaning either side could not change anything. Once the new contract was signed the estoppel letter would then take affect. An example of the estoppel letter is this… in the past we never took our 15 min breaks as we are entitled to in the contract. By doing this it was looked upon by the company as job action and became a labor board issue. By serving the estoppel letter, this gives us the right to get back to the contract and stop all unsigned deals good or bad. We then sit down with ANB and have all these agreements in a document signed by both parties for you, the membership to see. I’m told there is upward of 100 agreements. This does not stop any signed agreements, example being our MOAs. Only unsigned agreements and past practices that wasn’t being followed in the contract.

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Expression of Interest

Sisters and Brothers,

Have you ever wondered what exactly the Union and your Station VP’s do for you? This is your Chance! This year we are celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary as Local 4848. We will be celebrating this at our 10Th Annual General Conference being held Oct 12 & 13, 2017 at the Fredericton Inn, Fredericton.

The Bylaws for the Local allow for each region and MCMC to send two (2) guests each with all associated costs including Wages (if you are working those days), your Hotel, Mileage, and Meals.

If this is something you are interested in, please send an e-mail to your Regional President by July 4, 2017. Once the deadline is reached, then we will do a random draw and notify you if your name has been selected.

This is an awesome opportunity! Don’t miss out!

In Solidarity,

Joe Cormier

Bylaw Submission Request

Sisters and Brothers,

We are now taking any and all Bylaw proposals or amendments at this time. Attached is a Form for you to fill out and submit to the Bylaw Committee to ensure the format and Language are correct before being presented to the Floor at the 2017 AGC.

All Submission shall be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before midnight Aug 13, 2017.

The Committee is looking forward to your changes.

In Solidarity,

Joseph Cormier
Recording Secretary
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Message from the President - 12 June 2017

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President Letter April 26, 2017

Sisters and Brothers,

I want to inform you of our meeting today with the department of health about the language issues we have been dealing with.

We will be meeting with the employers bargaining team on May 9th to start negotiations for an MOU(Memorandum of Understanding) on this issue. CUPE Local 1252 fully support this and will be part of the process.

We the executive ask that you immediately stop requesting the breaks that has been happening over the past few days.

We thank you for having faith in our local executive.

Greg McConaghy

Letter to ANB Management Group

Sisters and Brothers, 

Please take a moment and review the letter being sent the the ANB Management Group in regards to the letter sent out to every Paramedic yesterday. 

This letter officially tells Management they are to follow the collective and we are to have our breaks. 

Any Questions please contact you Regional President 

Greg McConaghy

pdfLetter Beth Simkins Burrows April 2017 (PDF - 27KB)

Message from the President - 19 April 2017

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