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St. Catharines – Workers at the St. Catharines Museum have reached an agreement with their employer that has settled a week-long strike. On Thursday night, the Museum’s Board held an emergency meeting and voted to accept the last offer the union had tabled before the strike began.

We are really pleased with this settlement,” said Steve Leavitt, president of CUPE Local 1287, which represents the workers. “We were confident that the wage increase we were asking for was fair and reasonable, and we are glad that the Board ultimately agreed.”

Management and union representatives have also agreed to meet in the days to come to discuss some of the outstanding issues concerning respect in the workplace.

Workers at the museum are back at work today. Museum employees include gift shop workers, clerical and support staff, custodians and curatorial staff. The museum features a number of exhibits about local and natural history.

CUPE represents 180,000 working women and men in Ontario, many of whom work for municipalities, hospitals, school boards and universities.


For more information:
Steve Leavitt, President, CUPE Local 1287,
905.685.0001 (office) - 905.325.4855 (cell)
Andrea Addario, CUPE Communications,
416.738.4329 (cell)