Tentative agreement reached in museum strike

Union unanimously recommends ratification

OTTAWA, Dec. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Early this morning, the Public Service Alliance of Canada reached a tentative agreement with the Museum of Civilization Corporation. This came on the 85th day on the picket line for workers at the Museum of Civilization and War Museum. The union is unanimously supporting the tentative agreement and will meet with the museums' management today to negotiate a return-to-work protocol.

"We are unanimously recommending ratification of this agreement," said Daniel Poulin, a guide at the Museum of Civilization and the President of PSAC Local 70396. "We have made serious gains in the areas of job security and contracting-out. We are confident that our members will support this agreement and we are thrilled that will be able to return to work soon."

John Gordon, National President of PSAC, expressed admiration for the striking workers' courage and determination.

"These workers have shown us the true meaning of solidarity," he said. "Their tenacity and strength have been an inspiration to the labour movement and to the entire community of Ottawa/Gatineau. When workers unite, anything is possible."

The workers will meet soon to ratify the tentative agreement. Until then, picket lines will remain up at the two museums.


For further information: For further information: or to book interviews: Ariel Troster, PSAC Communications, (613) 292-8363 (cell)

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