Workers at Manoir Sainte-Julie heading home after a day on the picket lines

The strike is over at the Résidences Soleil Manoir Sainte-Julie retirement home. The roughly 70 workers from Teamsters Local Union 106 ratified a tentative agreement on August 30th with 67% voting in favour.

The results of the vote can be attributed to the fact that Teamster members were furious at how they had to strike for nearly six weeks only to revisit the union’s proposals that were filed in June. The tentative agreement was reached before a mediator.

Workers will receive a 14 to 24% wage increase over the course of a four-year contract. For example, a personal care attendant will earn up to an additional $3.13/hour by the end of the term of the collective agreement. This would exceed a $15 hourly wage, which means that the Teamsters Union has secured one of the best collective agreements in the private sector retirement home industry.