CALGARY – A strike at the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter has been averted after employees voted 83% in favour of an improved offer from their employer.
CUPE Alberta President Dennis Mol said a confidentiality agreement with the Shelter prevents the union from disclosing the terms of the settlement, but that is was an improvement over previous offers.
In April, employees voted 88% in favour of strike action after negotiations hit an impasse. Mol said the strike vote appeared to restart negotiations which led to a deal.
“Our members are pleased to be continuing their work, helping women rebuild their lives, instead of hitting a picket line,” said Mol.
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