• ballonNew agreement achieved by members at Compass Group Bluewater Posted on: Jan 9th, 2017

    On December 28, 2016, the members of Local 175 working at Compass Group at Bluewater Health in Sarnia and Petrolia ratified a new collective agreement. Members achieved wages increases totalling $1.25 per hour over the four-year life of the contract. Employees assigned as Lead Hand receive a…

  • Cover image from December CheckoutDecember Checkout is available online! Posted on: Jan 5th, 2017

    Read the December 2016 issue of Checkout magazine online! You can also view past issues of the magazine…

  • ballonMembers at Ingredion achieve new agreement Posted on: Jan 5th, 2017

    The more than 60 members of the bargaining unit at Ingredion Canada in London ratified a new collective agreement on December 29, 2016. Over the four-year agreement term, workers receive increases totalling 10.75% to the base rates. In addition, Utility Skill Block pay improves by $500. Members…

  • ballonRoss's YIG members ratify new agreement Posted on: Jan 3rd, 2017

    The more than 100 bargaining unit members at Ross’s YIG in Ottawa ratified a new collective agreement on December 19, 2016. Wages increase by 1.25% over the life of the contract with 25 cents per hour added to the end rates in each year. The first increase will be retroactive for hours worked…

  • LegalNotes-FeatureImageAddressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Bill 132 Posted on: Dec 23rd, 2016

    Your supervisor suggests that you might be eligible for a promotion… in return for a date. Your co-worker learns of your sexuality and decides to taunt you about it every chance they get. A co-worker makes inappropriate comments about the way that you are dressed. If you haven’t faced a…

  • GaberDentistryWelcome to our newest members from Gaber Dentistry! Posted on: Dec 22nd, 2016

    Congratulations to the workers at Gaber Dentistry in Hamilton who cast their votes and are the newest members of Local 175. Workers cited wages, job security, benefits and favouritism as their reasons for contacting the union. “Staff who were performing the same duties were not being paid the…

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