Unifor members ratify new contract with Windsor Salt

Fourteen people lined up inside posing for a photo in front of a large window.

WINDSOR—The 192-day strike at Windsor Salt has come to an end after members of Unifor Local 240 and 1959 ratified a new five-year contract with the employer this afternoon.

“Determination on the picket line and rock-solid support from local unions and the community at large helped us achieve a contract our members could overwhelmingly support,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President.

The new collective agreements include wage increases of up to $4.60/hour over the term, a $3,000 ratification bonus, shift premium increases, and a variety of benefits enhancements.

“We received outstanding support from Windsor residents and union members in our community. From autoworkers to teachers, it really felt like people in Windsor knew what was at stake and they showed up to defend workplace rights and keep picket line morale high.”

This round of bargaining was the first since Windsor Salt was purchased by Stone Canyon Industries in 2021, a U.S-based private holding firm.