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FREDERICTON – Members of New Brunswick’s CUPE 1190 (general labour and trades, part I) will vote as soon as possible on a tentative agreement reached earlier this week.

The local has been trying to negotiate a new collective agreement with the New Brunswick government since early 2004.

“It has been a long and frustrating process.We have been without a contract since December 2003,” said Andy Hardy, president of CUPE 1190.

The main issues were wages, job security, and a winter maintenance program, Details of the tentative agreement will not be released until after a ratification vote by its members.

CUPE 1190 represents around 1,700 members who work in many departments such as transportation, tourism, natural resources, supply and services, and community colleges.

For more information:

Andy Hardy
President CUPE 1190
(506) 458-1087

Clifford Hay
CUPE Representative
(506) 458-8059