CUPE leaders to comment on Lower Mainland civic bargaining and potential disruption of region's public services

    VANCOUVER, June 4 /CNW/ - CUPE leaders armed with exceptionally high
strike votes from the civic workers in Vancouver, North Vancouver District,
Delta and Burnaby (strike vote scheduled later this month) will break from
mediation with GVRD bargainers (representing the Corporation of Delta) to
address the media regarding the status of Lower Mainland civic bargaining,
their campaign for a fair contract and the potential disruption of public
services throughout the region.

    What:     CUPE leaders break from mediation for status report, including
              campaign for a fair contract for the Lower Mainland's
              12,000 civic workers and potential disruption of public
              services throughout the region. CUPE BC President Barry O'Neill
              will be available to provide regional context and send a
              message to the Mayors and Councillors of Lower Mainland
              municipalities that bargain through the GVRD Labour Relations

    Where:    Labour Relations Board (downstairs lobby)
              600 - 1066 West Hastings Street
              Vancouver, BC

    When:     Monday, June 4, 2007 at 2:30 pm

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For further information:

For further information: Diane Kalen, CUPE Communications, (778)

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