Cogeco Câble inc.

June 21, 2005 07:00 ET

Cogeco Cable renews its collective agreements with union workers of CUPE in Quebec

MONTREAL, June 21 - The Management of Cogeco Cable is
pleased to announce that Québec union workers at Cogeco Cable, who are
affiliated with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), ratified the
agreement in principle agreed upon by the two parties, as at June 1st, 2005.

The two collective agreements, expired on December 31st, 2002, have been
renewed until December 31st, 2008. They provide for a 2% lump sum to be paid
upon signature of the agreement and for a pay increase of 2% annually, for
2005 through 2008 inclusively.

On the operational front, these new agreements will allow Cogeco Cable to
improve its operational flexibility, facilitate personnel mobility and make
recourse to suppliers more efficient.

"We are very pleased with the result of these negotiations which will
allow Cogeco Cable to improve its performance in Québec, in a highly
competitive market", indicated Mr. Louis Audet, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Cogeco Cable.


Cogeco Cable is the second largest cable operator in both Ontario and
Québec, and ranks fourth in Canada in terms of the number of basic service
customers it serves. Cogeco Cable provides about 1,344,000 revenue-generating
units to about 1,435,000 households passed within its service territory.
Through its two-way broadband cable infrastructure, Cogeco Cable provides its
residential and commercial customers with analog and digital video and audio
services, as well as high-speed Internet access. Cogeco Cable's subordinate
voting shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (CCA.SV).

Contact Information

  • Marie Carrier, Director, Corporate
    Communications, (514) 874-2600