After a strike that lasted more than a week, approximately 360 Unifor members working at St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation (CGVMSL), on Thursday evening, on the tentative agreement reached through mediation.
The group of maintenance, operations and office employees voted 85% in favor of the new agreements, and this number rises to 87% for supervisors and engineers, according to the union affiliated with the FTQ in Quebec.
Under the terms of the agreement now ratified, salaries will be increased in annual increments of 5%, 4% and 4% retroactively to 1any April 2023, and a $2,000 commitment bonus.
“The ratification of these agreements in principle is a collective victory and the result of continued solidarity on the part of Seaway workers,” welcomed Unifor Quebec Director Daniel Cloutier in a letter.
The strike called for October 22 had a happy ending after returning to the negotiating table as part of federal mediation, after employer wage offers were first rejected by Canadian umbrella union Unifor.
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