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Janitors avoid strike

November 24, 2010
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CONCORDIA, CANADA — Concordia''s janitorial staff learned they wouldn''t be going on strike following a majority vote to accept the most recent agreement reached between their union and employer on November 21, according to The Link.
Approximately 1,500 people attended a general meeting hosted by the Union des employés et employées de service — the trade union that represents Concordia''s janitorial staff — and held at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, the article stated.
Nearly 79 percent of those in attendance who voted, did so in support of the new collective bargaining agreement between the UES and their employers, the article noted.
According to the article, among the changes in the Distinction employees'' contract is an increase in the hourly pay rate of 2.25 per ent in the first year, before steadily reaching 2.6 percent in the final year of the seven-year deal.
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