Metro workers in Kanata ratify new deal
Metro members working in Kanata secured their new collective agreement after a ratification meeting on April 4, 2012. Workers will benefit from wage increases of 30 cents in years 1 and 3, 35 cents in year 5 as well as a 50 cent per hour lump sum payments in years 2, 4 and 6.
Improvements in health and welfare include a hearing aid benefit, and increase in sick days from 5 to 6, and professional services allowance (chiropractor etc.) increases to $400 per year. Members now receive Family Day as a paid holiday. Language around vacation pay and leave of absence for part-time members has also improved.
Bereavement leave improves to 5 days in the event of an immediate family members passing, and 3 days for extended family. New language around part-time hours guarantees a set number of minimum hours depending on seniority. Improved Health & Safety language ensures the employer will act diligently to protect members from injury.
Negotiating Committee: Radia Gopalan, Harry Pearson, Liam Wall, Allan Williamson and Union Rep Paul Hardwick.