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August 13, 1999

La Ronde Reopens after Employees Strike A Deal

Montreal, Quebec -- La Ronde amusement park in Montreal reopened Thursday after the union and park management reached a deal.

Park officials announced Wednesday that an agreement had been reached with the union representing the park employees.

The new deal gives all employees a five- percent increase in salary. Seasonal employees will see an even larger increase through a yearly bonus that will be given out over the next four years.

Park officials also acknowledged that in exchange for the increased wages and bonuses the union employees have agreed to do different jobs.

La Ronde workers went on strike on July 24. Four days later park management locked out the workers after they rejected an offer for the second time, for a five-percent increase over three years.

The park has been closed for the last nine days, unable to operate due to a lack of employees and an injunction imposed by a court last Friday.

Park officials are anxious to make up for lost time and said that they may operate the park for a few weekends in September or increase the parks operating hours.

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