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Benefits of Belonging

Research shows unionized workers are happier with their pay, workload, training and safety conditions than their non-unionized counterparts. .

Locals 175 & 633 have some of the strongest collective agreements in Canada. Belonging to a Union means you are guaranteed safe working conditions, respect on the job, good wages and good health and welfare benefits. In addition, you are guaranteed the full resources of your Union in the event any of the violation of any provisions set out in your collective agreement. Your Union and your dedicated representatives fight to enforce these rights.

Joining Locals 175 & 633 means you are working toward the future for you and your family.

Better Pay & Benefits
Government statistics show unionized workers make an average of 30 per cent more that non-unionized workers in the same industries. Locals 175 & 633 have more than 900 collective agreements across Ontario and at every negotiation we achieve better wages for you.

Job Security
You will never be unjustly fired or disciplined. It is up to the employer to prove they have just cause to take such action and you will have the resources of the Union`s legal department fighting to get your job or missed pay back to you as soon as possible.

Grievance Procedures
Your rights as set out in your collective agreement are protected. The violation of these rights will lead to the filing of a grievance. You must inform your Steward and/or Union Representative if your rights have been violated - whether it be with regard to pay, benefits, harassment or any other rights` violation. Grievance procedures are timely and if unresolved between the employer and Union, will proceed to arbitration.
Strong Collective Agreements

Elected negotiating committees consult with members to find out the important issues in a round of negotiations. Your collective agreement, in addition to better benefits and wages, also guarantees you hours of work, seniority rights, protection from harassment and discrimination, safe working conditions and scheduled break times.

Health and Welfare
Members of Locals 175 & 633 enjoy some of the best health and welfare benefits in Canada. This includes pensions, dental and vision care coverage, sick pay, disability insurance and many other benefits. Your collective agreement ensures you have the freedom to take necessary time off work, start a family or take the vacation you want and deserve.

Educational Opportunities
President Shawn Haggerty and the staff of Locals 175 & 633 believe that providing education and training is essential to helping members achieve personal and professional goals and securing the kind of future they deserve. The Local offers many free educational courses online, in-class or through the mobile training unit.


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