​Support and maintenance staff ratify contract with Winnipeg airport

Deal includes 10 per cent salary increase over six years
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 10/11/2017
Labour relations
The 150 unionized support staff, maintenance workers and others walked off the job on July 24. Google Street View

WINNIPEG (CP) — The Winnipeg Airports Authority and the Public Service Alliance of Canada say an agreement has been reached to bring striking employees back to work.

A tentative deal had been announced a few days ago but the union ratified it on Wednesday.

Airport authority CEO Barry Rempel says his priority was to achieve the stability needed to move the company forward.

The union was also satisfied with the deal, which sees workers get a 10 per cent salary increase over the six years covered by the agreement, which will expire on June 30, 2022.

Union spokeswoman Marianne Hladun says the agreement addressed the concerns of members, providing a healthcare spending account, increases to the overtime meal rate and standby pay.

The 150 unionized support staff, maintenance workers and others walked off the job on July 24.

The workers had been without a contract since June of last year.

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