October 20, 2017
WINDSOR – Medical Laboratory Assistants and Medical Laboratory Technicians, represented by Unifor Local 2458, have ratified a tentative agreement with Medical Laboratories of Windsor, bringing a three week strike to an end.
“We’re pleased to have a deal that recognizes the value of the members work,” said Tullio DiPonti, Local 2458 Secretary-Treasurer. “We appreciate the support that we received from the public during this job action. Now that we have a resolution, the members are looking forward to once again delivering high quality service to patients in the Windsor community.”
The workers voted 81 per cent in favour of a new 3 year contract that includes wage increases, improved benefits, and increased vacation.
“I’m very proud of what was achieved by the bargaining committee,” said Katha Fortier, Unifor Assistant to the National President. “This agreement is a start to addressing the disparity between the public and private sectors in Ontario’s health care system.”
Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing more than 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.
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