Ontario Reliance Home Comfort workers ratify agreement

300 workers had been on strike since May 2
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 05/16/2012

Reliance Home Comfort employees in Ontario who install and repair heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment have ratified a new collective agreement.

The 300 workers walked off the job on May 2 after the company imposed new terms and conditions of employment.

The members of Communications, Energy and Paperworkers (CEP) Local 1999 — began voting on the tentative agreement on May 15.

“Our new collective agreement is good for our customers and our employees," said Paul Slinger, vice-president of operations at Reliance.

The union issued a press release confirming the ratification. In it, CEP Ontario administrative vice-president Dave Moffat thanked the union members for their “solidarity and perseverance” during the dispute.

Details of the agreement have not been published.

The clerical and operational employees work out of offices in Windsor, Sarnia, London, Brantford, Cambridge, Burlington, Kingston and Thunder Bay.

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