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Montreal, September 26, 2000 - 97% of the 110 outside workers of the Municipality of Pointe-Claire, west of Montreal, voted in favour of leaving the CSN to join the ranks of the Canadian Union of Public Employees.

In the context of municipal restructuring, of Bill 124 and the threats to our right to free bargaining, it is clear that the weight of the CUPE 25,000 members in the municipal sector as a mobilizing force weighed in the balance.

We made a rational choice to make our contribution to the unification of all the municipal unions facing the municipal forces bulldozer, the employers associations, and the government, all of whom are trying to bring our working conditions down to the lowest possible level, said Claude Sauv,0020president of the outside workers union in Pointe-Claire.

Source: Canadian Union of Public Employees

Information: Louis Cauchy, (514) 384-9681, Ext. 270

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