CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at 1356.cupe.ca This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

CUPE political action stepped down as talks progress

TORONTO — Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Ontario President Sid Ryan has stepped down
province-wide political action scheduled to begin at
midnight tonight.

“We have had good, productive, constructive
discussions with the government during the course of
the last 24 hours,” Ryan said. “As I and the Premier
both said this morning, we have been working hard at a
solution that is mutually satisfactory.”

While talks are continuing, Ryan said he hopes and
expects that they will be concluded shortly.

“We are determined to continue working at this with a
view to completing our work today,” he said. “We are
working hard to resolve the last few details; however,
I am confident enough at this stage to say that we can
step down our political protest planned for tomorrow.”

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