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Niagara-on-the-Lake Workers from the Niagara Institute, a subsidiary of the Conference Board of Canada, voted to accept a new offer, ending a strike that began June 7th. The deal includes a 6.8 per cent wage increase over 3 years, a signing bonus, and other key items.

We are pleased that the strike is over and our members got what they wanted, says Steve Leavitt, president of Local 1287. In addition to a fair wage increase, we also re-instated a joint job evaluation process, which is a very important issue for the workers.

The 13 workers, members of Local 1287 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), perform critical program support, clerical and purchasing functions at the Institute. They will go back to work on August 26th.

We thank local residents and other workers who supported our fight for respect and fair wages, says Leavitt. Your moral support made all the difference in the world.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Leavitt
President, CUPE Local 1287

Andrew Hunter
CUPE National Rep.
519-865-2915 (cell)

James Chai
CUPE Communications