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TIMMINS, ON – A tentative agreement was reached this afternoon between Local 2196 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and management of Child and Family Services of Timmins and District.

CUPE 2196 represents 150 child protection, mental health and other counselling service workers at the agency, serving children and families in Timmins and District, and covering a wide area from Moosonee to Temagami. The social workers, children and youth therapists, mental health counsellors, residential counsellors, early childhood educators, and child and welfare workers, have been on strike since April 19th.

Details of the settlement will not be released until after the agreement has been presented to CUPE 2196 members for a ratification vote, expected early next week.


For further information, please contact:

Fran Ludwick                            
CUPE National Representative                
Timmins Office                        
705-264-1269 (office)
705-363-8387 (cell)

Robert Lamoureux
CUPE Communications