Anduhyaun Shelter, Child Care workers vote for strike action



    TORONTO, Oct. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Shelter and child care workers at
Anduhyaun Inc. have voted 100% in favour of strike action if they are not able
to reach a collective agreement by November 1.
    "These workers have no desire to disrupt services to women, children and
families," said CUPE National Representative Jim Morrison. "But they want
their employer to know that they are serious about protecting their health and
safety and getting a fair contract."
    The 26 members of CUPE 4232 have been without a contract for more than
two years. They are seeking improvements to wages, safety of staff at the
shelter for abused women and children, and job security for non-aboriginal
staff.
    The parties are scheduled to resume mediation on October 25 with a legal
strike or lockout date set for November 1.




For further information:

For further information: Jim Morrison, CUPE National Representative,
(905) 243-1483; Pat Daley, CUPE Communications, (416) 616-6142

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