The City of White Rock’s first ever civic strike is over.
President of CUPE local 402-01 Mike Guraliuk says members ratified a new collective agreement by an 80-percent margin earlier today.
“We achieved some language we were looking to change in our collective agreement within grievance and arbitration. We got a little bit of a benefit increase, and we got 6 and three quarter percent over four years.”
More than 100 striking workers are expected to return to the job next week.
“Although we were willing to start work Monday, the employer asked us to start work Tuesday. Regular service will resume Tuesday.”
Workers went on strike May 12 after a year at the bargaining table with little movement.
Members were without a contract since December 2011.