Workers with the local Steelworkers Union at the Come By Chance oil refinery have voted in favour of a new collective agreement.
It was a landslide victory for those in support, with 96 percent of voters in favour of the deal, which includes wage improvements and improvements in contract language.
The International staff representative for United Steelworkers in the province, Ron Thomas, says the union was asked back to the table in June when Dallas-based company Cresta Fund Management expressed interest in the facility. It first wanted a deal with the union in place.
Thomas says their priority is to get people back to work.
He says a lot of them haven’t worked at the refinery for over a year. They’re hoping that if Cresta does purchase the facility, they’ll be able to get people back to work.
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