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Strike Averted as Lake Cowichan Staffers Accept Four-Year Contract

Town of Lake Cowichan staffers and council averted a strike by ratifying a four-year contract Tuesday night.

Workers had served council a 72-hour strike notice last Wednesday.

But Tuesday saw members vote to accept retroactive raises, and to keep their cherished annual floater holiday, by inking the four-year deal with town council.

Administrator Joe Fernandez said his 16 employees, members of the United Steelworkers Local 1-1937, voted 64% in favour of the deal retroactive to June 15, 2013.

“Council voted in favour of that (acceptance) also,” he said.

Terms give Lake Cowichan’s inside and outside workers a 45¢ per hour wage hike, retroactive to June 15, 2013.

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