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Frontline healthcare workers in Ontario have won an important victory after 16 days on the picket line. Members of Local 905, on strike since August 6th to fight concession demands by the Board of Directors of the York Region Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), voted 70% in favour of a tentantive agreement on Friday, August 20th.

We stood up for ourselves and stopped our employer from gouging our benefits, says Dawn Trott, CUPE 905 CCAC Unit Chair. This is an important victory for our members we werent prepared to accept concessions.

The 92 members also won wage improvements of 2.75%, 2.5% and 2.75% in each year of the three-year deal. There has been a spike in strike activity over the summer in Ontario, with several employers demanding concessions at the bargaining table. CUPE members are fighting back.