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ORILLIA, ON — Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3785 and Wagg’s Linen Supply Ltd. have reached a new, three-year collective agreement.

I am very pleased that the parties were able to reach a mutual agreement in this round of bargaining,” said local president Norm McIntosh following last night’s ratification vote. “Members are pleased that they achieved improvements with no concessions.”

The deal includes new provisions for paid sick leave, guaranteed hours of work, an increase in lieu days and an overall wage increase of 7% over three years. The three-year term is November 1, 2006 to October 31, 2009.

CUPE is Canada’s largest union with more than 540,000 members.


For more information, contact:

Norm McIntosh, President, CUPE 3785, 705-330-2709

David Chezzi, CUPE National Representative, 705-722-7387

Pat Daley, CUPE Communications, 416-292-3999 ext 264