March 16, 2016 11:03 am
Updated: March 16, 2016 1:30 pm

Montreal white-collar workers approve deal with city

Thousands of white-collar workers in Montreal protested Quebec's proposed pension changes on December 2, 2014.

Yannick Gadbois/Global News

MONTREAL – The city’s 8,000 white-collar workers voted 81.4 per cent in favour of a new seven years contract.

It features a two per cent annual increase for the first 4 years, which would be from 2012 to 2015, with smaller increases until 2018.

READ MORE: 8,000 Montreal white-collar workers go on strike

“I’m very please with the agreement. I’m very pleased because it’s a win-win situation,” said Montreal mayor Denis Coderre.

The contract also includes changes to the pension plan, as demanded by the provincial government.

READ MORE: Montreal white collar workers and city reach tentative deal

The workers had been without a contract for more than four years.

They called off their rotating strikes in late February after intense negotiations with the city.

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