Greater Sudbury Hydro workers enter bargaining talks

    SUDBURY, ON, Jan. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - Greater Sudbury Hydro workers,
represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), are in
negotiations with their employer to achieve a new contract for 65 office,
clerical, technical, production and trades workers.
    "We are seeking a fair deal for our members," said Wyman MacKinnon,
president of CUPE 4705. "We will be dealing with a number of issues at the
bargaining table but we are optimistic that we will be able to address them."
    Both parties exchanged proposals in late December and are in negotiations
this week. Further talks are scheduled for late January and early February.
The workers' current contract expires on March 31, 2008.

For further information:

For further information: Wyman MacKinnon, CUPE 4705 President, (705)
669-8526; Dennis Burke, CUPE National Rep., (705) 674-7557; James Chai, CUPE
Communications, (416) 292-3999

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