Whitby municipal workers reach tentative agreement - strike averted

    WHITBY, ON, Feb. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Whitby municipal workers, represented
by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), reached a tentative
agreement with the Town of Whitby this evening.
    "We will be recommending this deal to our members," said Karen Wilson,
president of CUPE 53. "We are happy that a strike has been averted, especially
on a stormy day when residents in our communities rely on public services to
keep our roads safe."
    The tentative agreement will be presented to CUPE 53 members for a
ratification vote to be held next week.

For further information:

For further information: Karen Wilson, CUPE 53 President, (905)
925-2873; Betty Sommers, CUPE National Rep., (905) 439-7044; James Chai, CUPE
Communications, (416) 292-3999

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