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Rimouski, Wednesday, October 16, 2002 - Causapscal’s inside and outside workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), have just ratified an agreement in principle with the municipality to renew their collective agreement. The new contract will be in force until December 31, 2005. Bargaining between the municipality and its employees was lively; it took only two meetings to conclude the agreement.

Causapscal employee’s representative Claude Saint-Louis, said that “the atmosphere at the table was very good,” and “the employer’s representatives conducted the bargaining responsibly, showing respect for employees.”

For Gratien Bl0061nger, CUPE rep., although the situation is satisfying in Causapscal, it is quite the opposite in Sayabec. “We can’t say as much for Sayabec where bargaining is once again at a standstill, with the failure of the Council and its dissolution due to elections scheduled for November 11.”

Workers in the municipalities of Causapscal and Sayabec are members of CUPE local 1142 which also represents workers from the towns of Amqui, Lac-au-Saumon and Saint-Lo006e-le-Grand.

CUPE represents some 70% of all municipal employees in Qub0065c. In addition to the municipal sector, CUPE is also 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 QFL affiliate.