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OTTAWA Local 3564 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) reached a tentative agreement today with Robertson House Retirement Home, avoiding a strike. Talks to achieve the settlement were facilitated by a provincial conciliator.

We are pleased that we were able to come to a tentative agreement today, and avoid a strike that would have been difficult for the residents as well as our members, says Bev Smale, CUPE National Representative. This is a fair deal, and the negotiating committee is happy to recommend it for acceptance by the membership. It addresses all the issues we needed to see movement on in order to avoid a strike.

Details of the settlement cannot be released until members have their say in a ratification vote scheduled for February 13th.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), represents 80 Health Care Aides, RNs, RPNs, Dietary and Housekeeping Workers at the Home. CUPE is Canadas largest union, representing 485,000 women and men across Canada working in health care, emergency services, education, municipalities, social services, libraries, utilities, transportation and airlines, including frontline workers in retirement and nursing homes.


For further information, please contact:

Bev Smale, CUPE National Representative

Robert Lamoureux, CUPE Communications
(416) 292-3999