Striking Canadian Hearing Society workers ratify new contract
Canadian Hearing Society workers represented by CUPE Local 2073 will remain on strike after talks broke off Saturday, April 1, 2017.
Published Friday, May 12, 2017 5:10PM EDT
After more than two months on strike, employees of the Canadian Hearing Society will return to work on Monday.
A tentative agreement reached earlier this week between the organization and CUPE Local 2073 has since been ratified.
According to the union, key issues at the bargaining table were wages and sick leave. The union said its members hadn’t received wage increases in four years, while the new five-year contract allows for annual raises.
In total, 227 workers were on strike at 24 different offices.
They work with deaf and hard of hearing people in roles including counselling, instructing and training.