CUPE 3261 ratify UT-Press memorandum of settlement - four week strike set to end

    TORONTO, March 28 /CNW Telbec/ - Members of CUPE 3261, the striking
part-time warehouse workers at UT-Press, have ratified a memorandum of
settlement, thus ending a strike now in its fourth week.
    "We are not happy it took four weeks on the picket line to bring the
employer to a reasonable offer," said CUPE 3261 president Ron Hoinkes.
"However, we are pleased the strike is over and that we can return to work
with an offer better than the one we had been given prior to the strike
    "It is a deal that will see our members reach the $10 per hour mark long
before the recent Liberal budget that set that date at March 31, 2010!"
    "It is never easy for workers to walk the picket line and four weeks puts
a lot of stress on picketers and their families. There is a sense of relief
now and a commitment from our members to get back on the job and do the good
work they are known for," Hoinkes concluded.

For further information:

For further information: Wendy Forbes, CUPE Communications
Representative, (416) 892-8716; Mary Catherine McCarthy, CUPE National
Representative, (416) 292-3999, ext. 255

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