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Transit Windsor workers have ratified a new collective agreement which includes wage increases and improvements to benefits, according to their union.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 616 reached a tentative deal with the City of Windsor on Feb. 4, about three hours before Transit Windsor workers were set to begin strike action.

ATU Local 616 members met Sunday to ratify the agreement. The deal, which expires at the end of 2027, was approved by 90 per cent of the voting membership.

“It’s very rewarding. It was a long battle, probably longer than it needed to be. But we got there,” said ATU international vice president Manny Sforza.

The two biggest improvements in this contract, according to Sforza, are increases to benefits and wages.

“I don’t want to get into the exact numbers since there may have been some members who didn’t attend today. But they’re good wages,” said Sforza. “When it …

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