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Some of Local 175’s newest members ratify first contract

June 20, 2012 at 7:40pm

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The 235 workers at CLS Catering Services ratified their first collective agreement on June 10, 2012. These members, who voted ‘yes’ to joining the Local Union in December 2011, secured a number of improvements to their previous working conditions.The three-year deal includes just cause protection, seniority rights, grievance and arbitration procedures, posting language for full-time positions, pay of time and one half for work on statutory holidays and enhanced severance. Contract language also ensures the creation of 18 new full-time jobs over the life of the agreement.

In the first year, workers at or above top rate receive lump sum payments of $325 for full-time, $250 for part-time and $125 for students. In the second year all end rates increase by 2 per cent and any worker above the top rate after that 2 per cent increase receives a lump sum payment in the same amounts as the first year. The third year of the deal provides lump sum payments of $650 to full-time and $425 to part-time workers at the end rate who do not receive a general wage increase. Any other employees above the top rate receive lump sum payments the same as years one and two.
Union Negotiating Committee: Steve Emerovski, Darryl Lee, Glen Ricketts, Ranjit Sandhu, Murugathas Vadivelu, and Union Reps Mark Stockton and Rob Nicholas.