ESPANOLA A strike by 33 Espanola Recreation Complex workers, on strike since April 29th, ends with a positive settlement including improvements in wages for all categories of workers, after a tentative agreement was reached July 24th.
This was a difficult strike, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank community members for their support during our long ordeal, says Anna Sweet, National Representative of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE). Without your support, this strike would have been even longer.
This agreement will go a long way to help us achieve wage parity with other facilities in Northern Ontario, adds Sweet. The three year agreement has been ratified by both the members of Local 4360 and members of the Town of Espanola Council.
CUPE is Canadas largest union, representing 500,000 women and men working in health care, recreation, emergency services, education, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation and airlines. There are 180,000 CUPE members in Ontario.