The picket lines are coming down at the University of Windsor after CUPE Local 1393 and the university's board of governors ratified a new contract today.


CUPE Local 1393 members began walking the picket line at the University of Windsor on Sept. 8. The members voted Wednesday in favour of a new three-year contract. (CUPE Local 1393/Facebook)

The union membership voted 95 per cent in favour of a three-year agreement which includes a one per cent wage increase in each of the three years, as well as improvements to bumping rights and job evaluations.

The president of CUPE Local 1393, Dean Roy said he and the membership are thrilled with the deal. 

"Members are very happy that we've got a deal that they absolutely were out there fighting for, that we've maintained every right that we started from, from day one." 

The 282 skilled trades and professional workers went on strike September 8. They start returning to their jobs Thursday morning.

Last month, the university worked out deals with two other unions, both locals of UNIFOR, without work stoppages.