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Montra006c, Monday, December 17, 2001 – Despite promises made by the Montra006c Transition Committee that the quality of nearby services would be protected in the new City of Montra006c, it will not be the case in the Borough of Anjou. In fact, Local 301 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), which represents Montra006c outside workers, just learned that eighteen employees of the former municipality of Anjou are being laid off.

Local 301 condemns the Transition Committee’s lack of firmness and wonders about the promises made by several candidates in the recent municipal election, especially Luis Miranda. The recently elected municipal councilor and former major of Anjou laid off the eighteen municipal employees. We can expect services to be harmonized downwards until the end of his tenure on January 1st.

Local 301 is demanding that the new Mayor of Montra006c, Gr0061ld Tremblay, take charge of the Anjou file in order to correct the situation as quickly as possible, before the same thing happens in other boroughs of the new City of Montra006c.

Formerly called the Ville d’Anjou, the new Borough of Anjou has about 38,000 residents.

CUPE Local 301 represents more than 7,000 outside workers in the new City of Montra006c. Overall, CUPE represents about 70% of all municipal workers in Quebec. It is active in 10 other sectors and has a total of almost 100,0000 members in Quebec. It is the largest QFL affiliate.

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SOURCE: CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES (QFL)