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Espanola – Community Living Espanola front line workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), will vote on a tentative settlement tomorrow (Thursday) at 4:00 p.m. at the Pinewood Inn in Espanola.

The tentative deal was reached after a full day of tense negotiations on Tuesday, July 19, says CUPE national staff representative Michelle Loiselle. Details of the settlement will not be released until the 38 members of CUPE 2462 vote to ratify the tentative deal.

The more than nine weeks on the picket line have been a challenge for our members who throughout have maintained the goals of improving services for individuals with developmental disabilities and achieving fairness in the workplace.

So it’s been difficult for them to watch as the quality of services for clients, provided by the scab labour hired by the agency, deteriorated,” says Loiselle.

CUPE 2462 members, who work as residential and vocational counsellors for Community Living Espanola, have been on strike since May 14.

For more information, please contact:

Michelle Loiselle CUPE National Representative (705) 561-9076
Stella Yeadon CUPE Communications (416) 578-8774