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Winnipeg Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) at TenTen Sinclair Housing Inc., will be holding an information picket tomorrow.

TenTen Sinclair Street
9 am 4 pm
Thursday, November 20, 2003

The 150 personal care attendants and other support staff provide specialized attention to residents who are dealing with major physical disabilities.

Their work is similar to health care workers in publicly supported facilities such as hospitals. They provide medical support, dietary advice, personal care, housekeeping, maintenance and clerical support.

Since May of this year, the members of CUPE Local 4376 have been working without a contract.

Negotiations for a new Collective Agreement were going well. They had resolved a number of the non-monetary issues. Negotiations broke down when it came to discussing bringing wages up to the standard of other health care workers in the province. Wages for the CUPE members are between 11% - 18% lower than other health care wages.

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The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canadas largest union representing more than a half-million women and men. In Manitoba, CUPE represents 24,000 members working in health care facilities, school divisions, municipal services, social services, childcare centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.

For information, contact:
Ann Robins, CUPE National Representative at 942-0343, ext. 213
Dennis Lewycky, CUPE Communications at 942-0343 or at 223-6805