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(Amherst) For the first time in over seven weeks, both sides in the strike at Autumn House womens shelter are back at the bargaining table.

The Amherst shelter workers have been on strike since August 11, and have not had a face-to-face meeting with their employer since August 26.

CUPE National Representative Terry Goulding says, It has taken us this long just to get the Board of Directors to agree to resume bargaining.

Were hoping to get this dispute settled once and for all, but this will only happen if there is some give and take, and so far this employer has been doing plenty of taking but very little giving, says Goulding.

Says Goulding, These 10 striking workers, all of them women, are committed to achieving a settlement that is both fair and reasonable.

Talks resume at 6:00 pm this evening in Truro.

For information:
Terry Goulding
CUPE National Representative
New Glasgow
(902) 396-7224 (Cell)
John McCracken
CUPE Communications Representative
(902) 455-4180 (o)