10/26/2012 11:01 EDT | Updated 12/26/2012 05:12 EST

Contract vote ends months of labour discord at Saskatchewan Cancer Agency

SASKATOON - Unionized workers at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency have voted in favour of a four-year contract.

The agreement was reached last month and the vote comes after a long dispute between agency staff and the Saskatchewan Association of Health Organizations.

The package calls for a series of wage hikes over the life of the deal, beginning with an increase of 1.5 per cent.

Workers will get two per cent in each of the following two years, a half percentage point increase for three months and another two per cent in the final year.

The contract is retroactive to January 2010 and expires at the end of March 2014.

Agency workers had been without a contract since December 2009. (CJWW)