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WINDSOR, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – July 23, 2009) – At 6:30am Thursday morning, after a marathon bargaining session lasting close to 48 hours, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and the City of Windsor reached a tentative settlement in the city’s15 week strike.

CUPE Locals 82 and 543 will present the terms of settlement to union members and ask them to vote on the package at general membership meetings planned for Friday July 24th. Results are expected to be made public the same day.

No details of the proposal will be released by either party until they are made known to union members and the ratification votes take place.

CUPE local 82, representing outside workers, have been on strike for 100 days, starting Wednesday, April 15th, making it the second longest strike in the city’s history. Their colleagues of CUPE local 543, the inside workers, joined the picket line on Saturday, April 18th.

For more information, please contact: Luc Tittley, CUPE Communications – 519-564-7468

Strike Appeal for CUPE Local 543 and 82 from Sid Ryan and Fred Hahn

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