BC Ferries and its Marine Workers Union have come to terms on a new deal.
Provincial President Graeme Johnston says the new deal was quickly ratified and includes hefty pay hikes.
“It is a five year agreement with an 8.55% wage increase.”
The wage increase will be split up over the five years, working out to a raise of about 1.71% each year.
BC Ferries President Mike Corrigan says the five year term means labour disruptions won’t ruin anyone’s travel plans anytime soon.
“…that means we will have 17 years of labour stability at BC Ferries.”
The 3600 workers covered under the new deal voted 88% in favour.