Medical Laboratories of Windsor workers ratify new deal
Approximately 90 workers had been on strike since Oct. 2
Eighty-one per cent of Medical Laboratories of Windsor workers have voted in favour of a new three-year deal.
Approximately 90 workers had been on strike since Oct. 2, but a tentative agreement was reached Thursday night.
Members <a href="https://twitter.com/UniforLocal2458?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@UniforLocal2458</a> have voted to ratify a new deal with Medical Laboratories of Windsor, bringing a 3 week job action to an end.—@UniforTheUnion
The new agreement includes a 1.5 per cent wage increase in the first and third years, 75 cent increase in the second year, which secretary-treasurer of Unifor Local 2458 Tullio DiPonti said helped settle concerns staff had about low wages.
"You cannot be educated and also licensed and think $12.50 is appropriate," he explained, adding the deal also includes improvements to benefits and vacation.
"We will be back to work Monday, or at the latest Tuesday."