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The three-month strike at the Windsor/Essex Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) has come to an end with a new contract that gives workers significant improvements.

The 40 members of Locals 3626 and 3741-1 were striking for a wage increase and job security language. They were successful in achieving both those things, winning a wage increase of 7 per cent over three years.

While the union lost 4 positions due to layoffs, it was successful in negotiating the contentious issue of bumping rights for laid off employees. They also achieved improvements to vacation entitlement, benefits for spouses and children, wages in lieu of benefits for part-timers and casuals, seniority improvements and more.