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Prince Albert, SASK. - City workers represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 882 in Prince Albert voted 97 per cent in support of taking job action at a membership meeting last night.

CUPE Local 882 represents “inside” city workers, including employees in administration, aquatics, concessions and playgrounds. The members have been trying to conclude a new agreement for more than two years.

In February, the union negotiating committee thought they had a tentative agreement to recommend to its members. But in late February, the employer pulled the offer – a move that resulted in the union filing an unfair labour practice.

Bargaining is scheduled to resume on May 12. The union hopes the city will come to the table prepared to bargain in good faith.

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For more information:
Carrie McCoshen in Prince Albert at: 922-3895