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Thirty-eight inside workers in Miramichi, NB, most of them women, have forced city council to honour its signed promise to adhere to a job evaluation plan.

This week, council and CUPE 3863 ratified an agreement giving the workers 50 per cent of the wage adjustment the city owes them.

City negotiators had tried to renege on JE obligations negotiated four years ago. They had also refused to give workers the same wage increases as other units, mainly male.

The women mounted a campaign using the Womens Wages slogan and logo. City councillors were lobbied, demanding that the women workers be treated fairly.

Despite reluctant city negotiators, council agreed that wage adjustments and increases would be paid in a 3 -year deal.