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SAULT STE. MARIE Local 1880 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), representing 400 Community Living Algoma workers, reached a tentative agreement in mediated talks yesterday. Details of the settlement will not be available until after it has been voted on by the membership.

The workers will hear from their bargaining team and vote on their employers latest offer today, between 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., at the Best Western hotel in Sault Ste. Marie.

If the deal is accepted, it will end a disruption in service that began April 24th when management locked out support workers, cooks, cleaners, social workers, supportive living, supportive housing, life skills and counsellors.


For further information, please contact:
Trish Andrews, CUPE National Representative, 705-949-6221
Matthew Cavaliere, Local 1880 Bargaining Cttee, 705-256-7029
Robert Lamoureux, CUPE Communications, 416-292-3999