Crisis at Fort Frances community clinic resolved



    FORT FRANCES, ON, July 10 /CNW Telbec/ - The labour crisis at the Fort
Frances Community Clinic was resolved last night (Wednesday, July 9), when a
tentative agreement was reached.
    "While we did not achieve everything we wanted," said Danny Scheibli,
CUPE national representative. "We certainly were able to narrow the gap
between what our health care workers at the community clinic earn and what
other health care workers in Fort Frances earn.
    "We see this tentative agreement as a new beginning. We sincerely believe
that we can now move forward with a new model of health care in a manner that
reflects our on-going commitment to providing Fort Frances, (our community and
home) with the very best in public, community based health care," said Cathy
Tucker, Unit Chair of CUPE 65.08.
    "This is a good deal for our members, but more importantly, it is an
agreement that will benefit the community, the clinic and the doctors," said
Danny Scheibli, CUPE national representative.
    Both bargaining teams are recommending to their respective groups that
they ratify the agreement. Ratification is expected to be complete by next
week.
    "Everyone on the bargaining teams worked long, hard hours to ensure an
acceptable agreement," concluded Scheibli. "One that would not interrupt the
health care services of our community,"




For further information:

For further information: Danny Scheibli, CUPE National Representative,
(416) 659-6648, Cathy Tucker, Unit Chair CUPE 65.08, (807) 274-1812

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