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As a gesture of good faith, CUPE 301 members at Montréal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau have suspended their strike.

The strike began July 26, after a year of fruitless bargaining. The union criticized park management for closing Jean Doré beach while keeping other, less popular park attractions open.

The union is looking for wage parity among various job classifications as well as improved pay overall.

“We hope the employer will also demonstrate good faith in getting back to the table to negotiate - seriously this time,” said CUPE staff rep Michel Fontaine.

“We have no intention of doing so, but if other pressure tactics become necessary to reach a negotiated settlement, we won’t hesitate to use them,” Fontaine said.