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OTTAWA, Ont. – A tentative agreement was reached early this morning between management negotiators and representatives of Local 1521-01 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 87 community outreach, case management workers and support staff at the Ottawa branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association, averting a strike or lockout.

Our negotiating team will be recommending this tentative agreement for approval by the membership,” said Jean-Marc Bézaire, CUPE national representative. Details of the agreement will not be released until it has been presented to members of CUPE 1521-01 for a ratification vote next week.


For further information, please contact:

Jean-Marc Bézaire, CUPE National Representative: 613-237-0115 or 613-293-8163 (cell)
Robert Lamoureux, CUPE Communications: 416-292-3999