Wednesday, April 2, 2008

CUPE 410 Workers in Greater Victoria Ratify Agreement

CUPE 410 workers ratify agreement

VICTORIA — Library workers in Greater Victoria ratified a four-year contract agreement with the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association last night.

“It’s great to reach a settlement and we are looking forward to have our libraries re-open,” said Ed Seedhouse, president of CUPE 410. “We really appreciate the public’s support over the last three months.”

Details of the agreement are not being released pending ratification by the Greater Victoria Library Board, which is expected on Wednesday, April 3, 2008.

CUPE 410 represents 210 library workers in nine branches throughout the Greater Victoria area. The library workers had been without a collective agreement for 454 days and had been locked out since February 17.

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Contact: Justin Schmid, CUPE Representative: 250.889.5709

Ed Seedhouse, president CUPE 410: 250.588.9565

Janet Szliske, CUPE Communications: 604.454.7293

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