There are still a couple of bargaining dates to go, but the CEP local at the Globe has given the bargaining committee a 97 per cent majority vote to go on strike. Many rollbacks (at least according to the union; management isn’t talking) and a 7.2 per cent pay hike over 6 years. That would kill it for me; inflation is expected to roar back with a vengeance next year, as government money pumps it’s way into the world financial system. The current contract expires June 30, but under Canadian law the existing contract is in place after expiry until a new one is signed, so there’s no immediate fear of a strike.
Canadian Press, June 20 2009