Longueuil, Thursday, July 31, 2003 The strike, which began on Monday morning, is now over. Yesterday, at a general meeting, pool employees, lifeguards and monitors, voted 76% in favour of the agreement in principle concluded earlier in the day.
Its a good agreement for both parties and the members, said Alain Langlois, president of the inside workers union for the City of Longueuil (CUPE 306). He also pointed out that the employees will return to work today at 12:45 p.m.
Brossard has six outdoor and two indoor pools. Owned by the City of Longueuil, these pools are managed by a sub-contractor, les Entreprises Aquasplash Inc.
CUPE represents 70% of all municipal employees in Qub0065c. In addition to the municipalities, CUPE is active in 10 other sectors of activity in Qub0065c including health and social services, education, urban and air transportation, hydroelectricity, provincial corporations and public organizations and communications. With close to 100,000 members, it is the largest FTQ affiliate.
SOURCE: CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES (FTQ)