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BREAKING: Carpenters end strike after ICI deal ratified

Don Wall
BREAKING: Carpenters end strike after ICI deal ratified

The Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario (CDCO) announced this afternoon that its members have voted to ratify the latest offer from their employer bargaining committee, thus ending the strike that began May 9.

The result means workers will return to jobsites on Monday.

The deal gives workers raises ranging from 10 to 12.5 per cent over three years across the 14 locals.

“I think it’s a fair agreement on both sides. It’s a reflection of the reality of the affordability crisis in a province,” said CDCO president Mike Yorke.

Ratification votes were held at locals across the province today with votes tabulated immediately. Ratification required a double majority, with a majority of the locals and a majority of members accepting the tentative deal negotiated earlier this week.

Seventy-seven per cent of workers voted to ratify.

The carpenters had previously turned down the first deal recommended by their leadership. Fifteen thousand workers have been on strike.

Watch this website for further information as it becomes available.


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