Thursday, August 16, 2007

Another union settles: possibility of strike by trades workers remote

article: Fort McMurray Today
Four of five unions in a legal strike position may not be hitting the bricks after all as they have reached unratified memorandums of agreement (MOA).

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) is the latest union to reach an MOA, its third attempt at a new contract.

“We’re happy that we’ve got a memorandum that can go back to our membership with,” said Tim Brower, IBEW business manger, adding he was pleased a strike may have been averted.
Brower was in Fort McMurray Wednesday night meeting with shop stewards and discussing the MOA. He added the union is recommending its members accept the deal. Voting will be done by a mail-in ballot.

The four-year agreement calls for minimum wage increases totalling 23 per cent.

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