Bruce County road workers deliver 100% strike mandate to fight for wage parity

    WALKERTON, ON, Nov. 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Roads maintenance workers at the
County of Bruce voted 100 per cent in favour of a strike, if a fair agreement
cannot be reached with the County. The 27 workers, members of the Canadian
Union of Public Employees (CUPE), are fighting for wage parity with workers at
neighbouring counties.
    "With a unanimous vote, we are sending a strong message to the employer -
resolve the wage parity issue now," said Mike Dunn, CUPE national
representative for Local 1654. "Management must come to conciliation
recognizing that our members are united and determined to bridge the wage and
benefits gap with other counties."
    Conciliation talks are scheduled for Friday, November 30. The workers
provide roads maintenance services including snow removal, sanding, sign
painting and road repairs. Their last contract expired on December 31, 2006.

For further information:

For further information: Mike Dunn, CUPE National Representative, (519)
743-7781; James Chai, CUPE Communications, (416) 292-3999

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