SUDBURY, Ont. – Negotiators for Local 4705 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing over 1200 inside and outside workers with the City of Greater Sudbury, reached a tentative agreement with city negotiators yesterday, Saturday, June 4th.
“This tentative agreement meets the objectives set out by the bargaining committee,” said CUPE 4705 president Wyman MacKinnon. “We will be happy to present it to our members for a ratification vote on Friday, June 10th.”
If the deal is ratified, it will avert a strike by inside and outside workers that would have affected all public services offered by the municipal government, except city police and fire services. Services provided by city workers include garbage collection, transit, paramedics, parks and recreation, pools, community centres, planning, engineering, clerical and technical services, airport firefighting, sewage and water, libraries, roads, street cleaning, social services, and daycares.
Details of the agreement will not be released until it has been presented to CUPE 4705 members and voted on in next Friday’s ratification vote. The tentative deal was reached early Saturday morning, after three days of conciliation talks with the help of senior provincial mediator Simon Clark.
For further information, please contact:
Dennis Burke, CUPE National Rep., Sudbury Area Office - 705-674-7557 - 705-669-9463 (cell)
Wyman MacKinnon, President Local 4705 - 705-669-8526 (cell) - 705-560-4705
Robert Lamoureux, CUPE Communications - 416-292-3999