All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. The city met its bargaining objectives, which were approved during several months of meetings of council`s labour relations committee. The agreements were also ratified by majority members of both unions. Where it looks like the city has been forced to take a step back is job security. This was to be done on Friday afternoon at a special meeting of the city council. The previous agreement with the union negotiated a forfeiture clause that would only qualify union members with 15 years of service for this protection at the end of 2019. If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or executive.
You will know the specific details of your agreement. NEWSTALK 1010 has exclusively obtained details of the draft collective agreement between the City of Toronto and its 5,000 unionized outdoor employees. The document on which workers and city councillors will vote this week postpones this cut-off to 2024. If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please speak to your steward. If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you. The collective agreement is similar (and slightly inferior) to other recent public sector agreements. At the end of the day, if the two sides were completely contested, a referee would have been appealed. Experience shows that arbitrators tend to use current models as a model. The collective agreements negotiated by the Labour Relations Board are expected to save the City more than $140 million over the next six years. Before the interim deal was reached, the Tory promised that the city “will not back down for jobs for life.” “Our bargaining committee has worked diligently to negotiate an agreement that has brought improvements to municipal workers in every bargaining unit and recognizes the hard work our members are doing to care for Toronto,” said Dave Mitchell, President of CUPE Local 79. The first three years of the agreement require 1 percent increases.
In the last two years of the CUPE Local 416 AGREEMENT, wage increases are up to 1.75 percent. . . .