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Montra006c, Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 9:10 p.m. – Some 4,200 blue collar workers attending a general meeting this evening voted 93.6% in favour of their bargaining committee’s recommendations. These involve the application of pressure tactics when useful and necessary, including a general strike at the right moment. The Committee’s objectives are to harmonize working conditions and conclude a new collective agreement. With this vote, the blue collar workers rejected the bargaining structure recently proposed by the City’s management.

The union representatives consider that the mandate assigned to the bargaining committee demonstrates the gravity of the situation and hope that their message will be heard by the municipal administration.

CUPE represents some 70% of all municipal employees in Qub0065c. In addition to the municipalities, CUPE is active in 10 other sectors in Qub0065c, including health and social services, education, urban and air transportation, hydroelectricity, government corporations and public organizations in Qub0065c and communications. With close to 100,000 members in Qub0065c, it is the largest FTQ affiliate

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