Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - Alberta

May 26, 2009 12:43 ET

CUPE- Calgary Women's Shelter, Reach Deal

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 26, 2009) - A strike at the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter has been averted after employees voted 83% in favour of an improved offer from their employer.

CUPE Alberta President Dennis Mol said a confidentiality agreement with the Shelter prevents the union from disclosing the terms of the settlement, but that is was an improvement over previous offers.

In April, employees voted 88% in favour of strike action after negotiations hit an impasse. Mol said the strike vote appeared to restart negotiations which led to a deal.

"Our members are pleased to be continuing their work, helping women rebuild their lives, instead of hitting a picket line," said Mol.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
    Lou Arab
    Communications Representative
    (780) 271-2722