Tentative Deal Reached in CNIB Strike

By David Klassen

Workers at the Canadian Institute for the Blind (CNIB) have been on strike in Winnipeg since March 12, but they could soon be back to work.

A tentative deal was reached late Wednesday night with the help of a government appointed conciliation officer, the union representing the workers said in a news release.

The 19 locked out workers will see the deal at 4 p.m. Thursday and then vote on it. Until the deal is ratified, picketing outside CNIB headquarters at 1080 Portage Avenue will continue.

UPDATE: March 25, 10:10 p.m. — Workers voted in favour of the new deal unanimously and will return to work Monday, March 29.


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