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Sackville town managers decently paid, but no one’s getting rich

A New Wark Times analysis of senior staff salaries shows that the town of Sackville (pop. 5,331) appears to be getting good value for its tax money and that salaries here are roughly comparable to two other similarly sized towns, Shediac (pop. … Continue reading

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Sackville mayor casts tie-breaking vote on CAO bylaw

What seemed like a routine matter turned into a lively, six-minute debate followed by a tied vote during Monday’s Sackville Town Council meeting. It happened after Councillors Andrew Black and Bill Evans moved to rescind a town policy that spells … Continue reading

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Union members rally to support Sackville workers after town presents ‘final’ offer

About three dozen members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees showed up at last night’s council meeting to demonstrate support for  Sackville municipal workers whose contract expired more than a year ago. The town and representatives for CUPE local … Continue reading

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Sackville Town Council to vote on Energy East pipeline

A group of  students at Mount Allison University say they’re hopeful Sackville Town councillors will formally oppose construction of the Energy East pipeline at their next meeting on Monday, December 12th. The students, who are enrolled in an environmental activism … Continue reading

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Sackville municipal workers’ union asks for conciliation as talks with town reach standstill

Wages, other monetary items and seniority appear to be some of the stumbling blocks in stalled labour negotiations between the Town of Sackville and its 34 unionized inside and outside workers. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has asked … Continue reading

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Sackville councillors set to tighten security at Town Hall

Residents who visit Sackville Town Hall to pay water bills or conduct other business may soon be talking to the front desk clerk through holes in a $7,800 glass partition. At their meeting Monday night, councillors heard that the aluminum … Continue reading

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