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Sydney – A new union contract has been reached between CUPE Local 3513 and Breton Ability Centre in Sydney.

CUPE National Representative Kathy MacLeod says, “The deal was passed by 98% in a ratification vote.”

Local president Karen McMullin says, “With those numbers, obviously the members were very pleased with the deal we were able to negotiate.”

Highlights of the deal include:

• Creation of nineteen full-time positions
• Casual employees receive six additional holidays, the same number of holidays as permanent employees

Local 3513 represents 120 members at the centre.

For information:

Kathy MacLeod
CUPE National Representative    
(902) 578-3304 (m)                

Karen McMullin
Local 3513 President
(902) 217-3459 (m)

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