Workers at the St. Catharines Museum have reached an agreement with their employer that has settled a week-long strike. On May 2, the museum’s board held an emergency meeting and voted to accept the last offer the union had tabled before the strike began.
“We are really pleased with this settlement,” said Steve Leavitt, president of CUPE Local 1287. “We were confident that the wage increase we were asking for was fair and reasonable, and we are glad the board ultimately agreed.”
Management and union representatives have also agreed to meet in the days to come to discuss some of the outstanding issues concerning respect in the workplace.
Museum employees include gift shop workers, clerical and support staff, custodians and curatorial staff.