U of M, Workers’ Union Reach Deal to Avoid Strike

It’s business as usual this morning at the University of Manitoba, as support workers voted in favour of a new contract deal Tuesday evening.

Workers with CAW Local 3007 voted 76% in support of the contract, which addresses wage concerns members had with the university. Under the new deal, members will receive a 2.9 percent wage increase in the third year and 1.45 percent in the last six months of the three-year, five-month contract.

A total of 269 ballots were cast from the 533 members eligible to vote.

The new deal puts to ease worries of disrupted food, janitorial, maintenance and other services at the province’s largest post-secondary institution.

In 2007, members of the same union walked the picket line for over a week when a deal couldn’t be reached with the university.