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GUELPH, Ont. – Guelph library, inside and outside municipal workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), voted in favour of a new three-year collective agreement, Saturday, February 25th, ending a strike that began on February 15th.

“This is a victory for public services in Guelph,” said Mark Charboneau, CUPE national representative. “Our members went on strike to fight the city’s contracting out agenda and this new deal will help protect public services in our community.”

The 560 workers will be back on the job tomorrow, February 27th, with some workers from water, wastewater and by-law officers returning today. “The fight to protect public services was very important to our members,” said Charboneau. “Now they can go back to work knowing that they will continue to provide reliable public services.”

For more information, please contact:

Mark Charboneau, CUPE National Representative 519-242-3598 (cell)
James Chai, CUPE Communications 416-292-3999