On the evening of September 16th in a general assembly, 98% of Dorval’s blue collar workers, represented by CUPE 301, approved an agreement in principle recently signed by their negotiating committee.
The new collective agreement, with an eight-year term ending in 2013, provides for an overall wage increase of 18.25% (between 2% and 2.75% a year).
The union also obtained a guaranteed employment level of 80 permanent workers. There are currently 120 permanent and temporary blue collar workers in Dorval.
Another important victory for the union—from now on group insurance will be paid in full by the employer.