Compass Group in Sarnia Joins Union
Compass Group Canada in Sarnia, Ontario has joined the union. The 20 members from Tim Horton’s ratified their first collective agreement on May 24, 2011. It is a 2 ½ year contract which includes wage increases, a signing bonus and language outlining the terms and benefits of their union membership, such as health and safety policies, grievance procedure, seniority and more. Wages increased by $0.30 per hour at the start of the contract and will further increase by $0.25 each year on January 1 in 2012 and 2013. Overall, members will increase their wages by $0.80 per hour over the course of the agreement. In addition to this, there is a signing bonus of $250 for full-time workers, $150 for part-time members and $75 for those on probation.
Full-time workers also receive medical, vision and dental benefits. The issue of pay equity is also addressed within the contract. Workers performing similar jobs must be paid the same amount regardless of gender. If a member objects to the pay assigned to their job, the union and the company will investigate this complaint. The union will provide the employer with the tools to measure the male and female job classes to ensure equality.
Negotiating Committee: Isabelle Casali, Julianne Anson, Wendy Absolom.