Unifor, Compass Minerals reach tentative agreement in Ontario

Membership to vote on agreement July 16: Union
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 07/17/2018
Labour relations
Unifor and Compass Minerals have reached a tentative agreement that, if ratified, will end a 12-week strike at the salt mine in Goderich, Ont. Google Street View

Unifor and Compass Minerals have reached a tentative agreement that, if ratified, will end a 12-week strike at the salt mine in Goderich, Ont.

"There is no doubt that the support from hundreds of members of Unifor and other unions, along with the ongoing support from the Goderich community, made a powerful impact to help get Unifor back to the table," said Jerry Dias, national president of Unifor.

The bargaining committee representing 348 members of Local 16-0 will bring the tentative agreement to a vote at a membership meeting scheduled for July 16, according to the union.

Details of the agreement will only be presented to the members. Updates on this bargaining can be found at unifor.org/compassmine.

"The past 78 days have been hard on our members and our families, but the solidarity and support we have been shown by our town and the hundreds of sisters and brothers in the labour movement has made all the difference," said Gary Lynch, president of Unifor Local 16-0. "From the bottom of my heart and on behalf of our members, I want to thank everyone who continues to support us."

Unifor represents 315,000 workers in Canada.

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