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St. John’s – CUPE Newfoundland and Labrador has reached a tentative agreement in its contract talks with the provincial government.

CUPE’s Chief Negotiator Brian Farewell says, “We have reached deals in all of the sectors that participate in master bargaining with the province. Specific details will be  presented to CUPE members at ratification meetings. I can say that our Negotiating Committees will be recommending acceptance of the deal.”

The sectors include health care, school boards, housing, libraries, group homes and Government House.

CUPE NL President Wayne Lucas says, “I’m pleased that this round of collective bargaining has ended with a negotiated settlement. Now we have the important task of presenting it to some 4,300 members across the province. I want to thank them for their patience in what has been a lengthy process.”

Farewell says the union will begin scheduling ratification meetings and announcing those details in the days ahead.

For information:

Brian Farewell 
CUPE Chief Negotiator
(709)  753-0732 (o)               

Wayne Lucas
President, CUPE NL     
(709) 727-2509 (m) 

John McCracken
CUPE Communications Representative
(902) 455-4180 (o)