Union a ‘no go’ for District

Union a ‘no go’ for District and changes coming for Barriere Parks staffing

The District of Barriere recently confirmed with this newspaper that a vote to determine whether District workers in Barriere would become part of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 900, had recently taken place.  The Labour Relations Board (after a hearing and a representation vote) has dismissed the application by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 900, to be certified for a unit employed by the District of Barriere.

Changes in Parks staffing

The District of Barriere say there have been some changes in the area of Parks staff.  Originally, the municipality had a staff position called Parks Foreman; then, during 2012, they created a new position for the Roads, Parks and Bylaw Enforcement Coordinator, and hired Dustin Doherty for the position.  Most recently the District reports they have laid off the Parks Foreman, and this position has now been removed.

A seasonal worker will be hired to assist Doherty, as well as the hiring of students through the recently announced Student Employment Program.  By next week, all information in relation to these positions will be posted on the District of Barriere’s  website: www.districtofbarriere.com