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PORT PERRY, ON – Community Living Durham North workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), reached a tentative agreement with their employer early this morning after a marathon bargaining session. The front-line developmental services workers will be voting on the tentative settlement on Friday, November 7.

“Reaching a tentative agreement will allow our members to continue to provide important services that supported individuals and their families rely on,” said Jacqui Lancaster, CUPE national representative. “We are pleased that a deal has been reached so a service shutdown has been averted.”

The workers were facing a Friday, November 7 deadline for a possible lockout by management after the agency pulled the trigger on bargaining talks last month. CUPE represents full-time (Local 2936.07) and part-time (Local 2936.11) workers who provide services to people with developmental disabilities. No further comments will be made by the union while the workers vote on the tentative contract.

For more information, please contact:

Jacqui Lancaster, CUPE National Representative, 905-242-7654
James Chai, CUPE Communications, 905-739-3999