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SELKIRK – After last minute negotiations through a provincial Conciliation Officer, the CUPE Local 2348 Strike Committee has agreed to push back their strike deadline, pending the outcome of continued talks slated for early next week.

“It is our hope that the employer will return to the bargaining table with an offer that our members can agree to” said CUPE National Representative Sheree Capar, “at the end of the day, our priority is to reach a fair agreement, and this is a positive step towards that goal”.

CUPE 2348 members at CMHA – Interlake Region held a strike vote on April 7th, with 100% in favour of striking. Meetings with a Conciliation Officer were held on April 28th and May 6th. Members were prepared to strike as early as 8:30 am today.

CUPE Local 2348 represents health and social service workers across Manitoba.