ICI precast workers ratify 3-year deal, but many can’t resume work

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Precast workers in the ICI sector voted on Wednesday to ratify a three-year collective agreement after rejecting management’s initial offer.

However, because operating engineers are on strike, many worksites remain at a standstill because crane operators are needed to install their precast products.

“The concerns raised by Local 506’s members were addressed with some minor adjustments to the settlement language and they subsequently voted overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying the agreement, along with our other local,” said Sean McFarling, general counsel to LiUNA, which represents the pre-cast unit.

The wage increase in the agreement remains the same – $8 over 3 years representing an average of 15.1 per cent across the province.

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