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NORTH BAY – A tentative agreement has been reached to end the strike at North Bay Hydro that began July 4th after the union and management met this week under a media blackout.

“We are recommending this settlement to our members,” said CUPE Local 72 president Ken Hull. Details of the settlement agreement could not be released because it must still be ratified by the membership. A ratification meeting is scheduled for tomorrow morning.

Thirty-four members of CUPE Local 72 have been on strike since July 4th to fight to retain benefits for retired workers. The local took their fight to the community and the broader labour movement to pressure local elected officials to bring an end to the strike.

“We would like to thank the residents of North Bay, local businesses and labour leaders and activists who supported us,” said Hull. “Without your help, I’m convinced we’d still be on the picket line.”


For further information, please contact:
Jo-Ann Breton, CUPE National Representative
705-474-9765 - 705-363-8441 (cell)
Ken Hull, CUPE 72 President
Robert Lamoureux , CUPE Communications Rep.