Cascade Aerospace dispute ends after 11 weeks

Settlement includes wage increases and higher premiums for confined-spaces work.

ABBOTSFORD, BC — Unionized workers at the Cascade Aerospace facility have ratified a settlement offer by a margin of 96%.

The dispute end after 11 weeks thanks to a new settlement offer that includes significant wage increases, higher premiums for confined-spaces work, and a written commitment to maintain the Abbortsford plant as the primary heavy maintenance facility for RCAF C-130 aircraft.

“This strike was always about keeping good, stable jobs in Abbotsford, and our members achieved that,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “I’m very proud of our members’ commitment to defending good jobs now, and for the future.”

Unifor represents 440 aircraft maintenance engineers, interior technicians, painters, stores, maintenance, planning clerks, sheet metal mechanics and other workers at the facility.

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