CUPE, TTC talks continue; parties agree to 48 hours notice prior to job action



    TORONTO, March 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Talks between CUPE Local 2 and the
Toronto Transit Commission continue today with the two parties agreed that no
strike or lockout will occur without 48 hours advance notice.
    "We are cautiously optimistic that progress is being made on our issues,"
said President Mike Santos. CUPE Local 2 represents workers who maintain
subway signals and electrical and communication systems for the entire transit
network.
    Both parties have also agreed that the terms of the current collective
agreement will remain in effect past the Tuesday, April 1 strike/lockout
deadline provided negotiations continue to move forward.




For further information:

For further information: Mike Santos, President, CUPE Local 2, (416)
450-2467; Peter Paulekat, CUPE National Representative, (416) 419-1281; Pat
Daley, CUPE Communications, (416) 616-6142

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