ESSEX, ON – Essex County Library workers are on the verge of returning to work after eight months off the job, following the ratification of a tentative agreement that was reached in the early hours of the morning.

The ratification vote for the members of Local 2974 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 2974) took place this afternoon. The union is awaiting a ratification vote from the Essex Library Board which is scheduled for tomorrow.

Representatives from the union are withholding comment until after tomorrow’s vote.




For more information, please contact:

Lori Wightman, Spokesperson for CUPE 2974, 519-890-1932

Suanne Hawkins, CUPE National Representative, 226-347-0242

Matthew Stella, CUPE Communications, 613-252-4377