Cascade Aerospace workers accept new contract

Vancouver, BC, Canada / (CKNW AM) AM980

An 11-week strike has ended at a major employer in the Fraser Valley.

Members of the union representing 440 workers at Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford have voted 96 per cent in favour of a settlement.

“The local politicians, whether at the municipal, provincial, or federal level, didn’t do anything to defend their constituents,” says Unifor’s Gavin McGarrigle. “The workers and their union stepped up and pushed for good jobs, and so we think that this will be a benefit not only for those workers but to the Abbotsford community and greater economy.”

The new contract includes wage increases of almost a 10 percent over four years and greater job security.

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