Finning inks deal

The Finning contract has been ratified, ending a five-week strike at 25 locations in B.C., including Vernon.

The Finning contract has been ratified, ending a five-week strike at 25 locations in B.C., including Vernon.

Machinist Union members voted 74 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement.

According to the union, journeyperson wages will increase by $5.28 per hour over the life of the agreement, with the first four per cent wage increase retroactive to April 15, 2011.

The new agreement also includes annual three to four per cent wage increases and new language on working statutory holidays.