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After One Year of Bargaining

Joliette, Thursday, September 19, 2002 - Negotiators for CUPE 1152 and the Town of Joliette representatives concluded an agreement in principle yesterday afternoon to renew the Municipality’s collective agreement with its outside workers. The parties have been at the bargaining table for one year.

The agreement will be submitted to the union members during a general meeting and the bargaining committee will recommend its adoption. No details concerning the contents will be revealed until the outside workers have been informed and voted on the agreement during the general meeting.

CUPE represents approximately 70% of all municipal employees in Qub0065c. In addition to the municipal sector, CUPE is active in 10 other sectors of activity in Qub0065c including health and social services, education, urban and air transport, hydroelectricity, government corporations and public organizations in Qub0065c and communications. With close to 100,000 members in Qub0065c, it is the largest QFL affiliate.