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Montra006c, Tuesday, October 21, 2003 Municipal employees of the City of Montra006c assigned to social assistance and various employment services have decided to postpone until further notice their strike planned for Wednesday October 22.

Daniel Papillon Demers, President of the Union representing Montra006cs municipal employees, believes that the tripartite talks (Union, City of Montra006c and ministr0065 de lEmploi, de la Solidarit 0073ociale et de la Famille) are well enough advanced that a satisfactory solution can be found to the dispute concerning the possible transfer of some 1200 white collar workers of the Social Development Department.

We feel there is more to be gained by taking a little more time in order to conclude an agreement that will ensure our members future without penalizing social assistance recipients, said Mr. Papillon Demers.

The SFMM (CUPE-FTQ) represents some 8000 municipal employees who work for the City of Montra006c as well as for para-municipal corporations, such as la Socit du Parc des les (SPI), la Socit de dv0065loppement de Montra006c (SDM), la Socit d’habitation et de dv0065loppement de Montra006c (SHDM), the Montreal Municipal Housing Bureau (MMHB), Parc Six Flags Montra006c, Cit 004eordelec Inc., Corporation Anjou 80 and Stationnement de Montra006c.

CUPE represents approximately 70% of all municipal employees in Qub0065c. In addition to municipalities, CUPE is present in 10 other sectors of activity in Qub0065c including health and social services, education, universities, urban and air transportation, hydroelectricity, provincial corporations and public organizations and communications. With close to 100,000 members in Qub0065c, it is also the largest FTQ affiliate.

This press release and other information are posted on the Internet at scfp.qc.ca.

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