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Quebec City,Wednesday, July 13, 2011– The Union representing some 200 AMF support and technical staff (CUPE 4582) is proud to announce the signing of a new collective agreement with the employer.

This agreement, in effect until 2015, includes several normative gains for union members, such as a recognition of seniority for casual employees who acquire the status of a regular employees, salary protection if bumped to a lower classification, six weeks paid paternity leave, and all salary changes and increases granted in the public service.

This agreementwas endorsed last week by 82 percent of the members at meetings in Montreal and Quebec City.

“The negotiation was conducted with respect and good faith on both sides of the table. I am proud of what our team has accomplished,” said Manon Corbeil, president of CUPE 4582.

Establishedon February 1, 2004, the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) is the body that regulates Quebec’s financial markets and provides assistance to consumers of financial products and services.The AMF comprises the Commission des valeurs mobilières du Québec, the Bureau des services financiers, the Régie de l’assurance-dépôts du Québec, the Fonds d’indemnisation des services financiers, and the Inspecteur général des institutions financières.

CUPE represents some 4,150 members in Quebec government corporations and public agencies.CUPE is also present in 10 other sectors, including health and social services, education, municipalities, energy, air and urban transport, and communications. With more than 110,000 members in Quebec, it is the largest affiliate of the FTQ.  

Daniel Hamel, CUPE union representative, 581 888-1593
Ronald Boisrond, CUPE Information Service, 514 802-2802