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Montra006c, Thursday, August 22, 2002 – On strike since May 31, the employees of Socit du parc des les (SPI), members of local 301 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), have just come to an agreement on a settlement framework with the SPI management. No comments will be issued on this framework until it has been submitted to the members.

The Socit du parc des les is a para-municipal organization of the City of Montra006c. Its principal function is the management and development of parc Jean-Drapeau. It is also involved in the management and maintenance of several other sites, including the beach, the jardin des Floralies, the tha0074re des Lilas, the Olympic pool, bicycle and rollerblade tracks and the pools on le Sainte-Hlne. The Socit has about 100 employees, several of whom are seasonal workers.

CUPE represents approximately 70% of the municipal employees in Qub0065c. In addition to the municipalities, CUPE is active in 10 other sectors of activity in Qub0065c, including health and social services, education, urban and air transport, hydroelectricity, government corporations and public organizations in Qub0065c and communications. With close to 100,000 members in Qub0065c, it is the largest FTQ affiliate.

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For information, contact:

Robert Bellerose, Communications Department CUPE-Qub0065c

(514) 384-9681, extension 239 or cell.: (514) 247-9266