Municipal workers in the town of Cochrane, Ontario, on strike since July 31, have just ratified a new collective agreement, ending the strike, says CUPE 71.

“It was a long road, but our members stayed on it and kept the pressure on the Town of Cochrane, and now we have a new contract that ends the strike,” said Lyne Nolet, president of CUPE 71, representing the roughly 60 members. “I’m so proud of the members and of the bargaining committee. Now we look forward to getting back to work on Monday to deliver the services the residents of Cochrane depend on.”