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By Elaine Della-Mattia, Sault Star

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 3:54:09 EDT PM

Unionized Algoma Public Health workers have overwhelmingly voted in favour of a strike.

The workers, represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), voted 85% in favour of a strike in hopes of achieving a fair agreement.

“The last thing we want is a strike, and we remain committed to delivering the highest quality public services, while we make every effort to reach a negotiated settlement,” said CUPE 1528 president Rochella McGaughey, in a press release. “But we are sending a message to our employer that we mean business and are prepared to stand together to defend our collective rights and achieve a fair contract for our members.” (more)