Members of CUPE 1490 have voted to reject an agreement with the town of Black River-Matheson, meaning the months-long dispute that began in October and eventually led to a strike earlier this year will continue. 

“We are continuing to stand up for our principles and our values to achieve an agreement that’s fair,” said Serge Bouchard, President of CUPE 1490.  “We will be seeking to return to the table and resume negotiations with the employer.” 

Bouchard said he hopes an agreement can be reached as soon as possible. 

“This is our home, and we want to be able to get back to work for the people of Black River-Matheson.”