CUPE 4580 ratifies new collective agreement with the University of Windsor

    WINDSOR, ON, March 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Union of Public
Employees (CUPE) Local 4580, the Graduate Assistants and Teaching Assistants
at the University of Windsor, have ratified their new collective agreement by
an overwhelming majority.
    "We are pleased with the new agreement," said CUPE national
representative Joel Bentley. "Neither the university nor the members wanted a
strike, and with this agreement, we have been able to avoid one."
    "Here is a great example of how a university and our CUPE local worked
together finding solutions at the bargaining table that removed all
concessions," said Sid Ryan, president of CUPE Ontario. "The workers, the
university and the students have been well served by these developments."

For further information:

For further information: Dianne Wright, President, CUPE 4580, (519)
257-6270,; Joel Bentley, CUPE National Rep, (519)
966-9595; Wendy Forbes, CUPE Communications, (416) 292-3999

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