Strike ends at Autoport Nova Scotia as union ratifies agreement

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Workers at the Autoport vehicle shipment facility in Eastern Passage, NS, have ended a 37-day strike by ratifying an agreement with their employer. The deal includes wage increases each year, lump sum bonuses in the first two years, an additional paid personal day, and improvements to vacation, pensions, and benefits. Almost 240 employees had walked off the job after rejecting a previous agreement, motivated by concerns over wages and the use of replacement workers during the strike. The facility, a subsidiary of CN, handles around 185,000 vehicles annually, preparing them for transport across Canada. The strike had affected the facility’s operation, with longer times observed between offloading vehicles and loading them onto railcars. The union emphasized the struggle for better working conditions and the fight against the use of replacement workers during strikes.

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