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The seven-week strike by former employees of the Halifax Rehab Centre is over.

Members of CUPE Local 1028 today ratified a tentative agreement reached yesterday, the result of conciliation talks.

Employees of the former Halifax County Regional Rehabilitation Centre went on strike July 5th.

CUPE National Representative Linda Thurston-Neeley says, “We are very pleased that this strike is finally over and these employees can start to get on with their lives. These workers have been put through the ringer, and all because Peter Christie (Community and Social Services Minister) refused to get involved from the outset. The strikers have shown tremendous courage and solidarity.

“It is a sad testament to the political leadership in this province that a cabinet minister would not even have the courage of his political convictions,” says Thurston-Neeley. “This strike could have easily been avoided if the province had lived up to its responsibilities,” she adds.