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FREDERICTON – After 50 days on the picket line, cafeteria workers at Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre in Fredericton are back on the job this morning.

“Both parties agreed to go to binding arbitration to settle this dispute”, explained David Perkins, CUPE Representative.

We want to thank the Hugh John Flemming Forestry Centre users who have been supporting us on the picket line since day one”, explained the striker’s spokesperson, Jack Lewis.

We were able to go through this strike with the support of our union who decided to adopt-a-striker which gave us the equivalent of our net take home pay”, added Lewis.

Members of CUPE 3372 prepare and serve food for the students at the Maritime College of Forestry Technology and for the Provincial and Federal government employees.  They also cater to special functions such as banquets and business meetings.
The six members of CUPE 3372 have been on the picket line since February 4th. Their contract expired on December 31, 2007.

For more information:
David Perkins
CUPE Representative
506 458-8059 (office)