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PETERBOROUGH Trent University food service workers, members of Local 3205 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), voted last night to accept an agreement reached earlier in the day between union negotiators and Aramark management.

We won our fight for better wages and pension provisions, says Jean DOrsay, President of Local 3205. We now hope that management will use this opportunity to build a respectful working relationship with workers.

Management offered a new contract with improved wages and pension provisions Monday afternoon, after workers held a public burning of a previous unacceptable offer earlier in the day. Over 100 cooks, servers, and kitchen maintenance workers voted overwhelmingly to accept the three-year collective agreement late last night.

Our members are very grateful for the support shown by students, faculty and other supporters from Trent, says CUPE National Representative Brian Blakeley. Workers and supporters joined together and fought hard for justice and fair treatment of the workers it was truly remarkable.


For further information, please contact:
Jean DOrsay
President CUPE 3205

Brian Blakeley
CUPE National Rep.
416-580-1300 (cell)

James Chai
CUPE Communications