Brampton Library workers reach tentative deal Libraries will remain open



    BRAMPTON, ON, Aug. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Employees of the Brampton Library,
Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE ) Local 1776, have reached a
tentative agreement with the employer. This agreement is subject to
ratification by the members of the Local and the Brampton Public Library
Board.
    Members of the CUPE bargaining team, headed up by Bobby Nand from CUPE
National, are pleased with the deal. Better benefits for part-time staff were
a major focus of the negotiations, and these have been addressed.
    "CUPE 1776 looks forward to continuing to foster harmonious labour
relations with the Brampton Public Library over the duration of this
contract," said Vee Papadimos, president of CUPE 1776. "Equally important to
our membership is maintaining excellent customer service for the people of
Brampton."
    The ratification vote will be held September 5, 2008.




For further information:

For further information: Vee Papadimos, president, CUPE local 1776,
(416) 388-3929; Bobby Nand, CUPE National Representative, (905) 568-4664

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