- December 19, 2020
- Posted by: samdenis
Collective agreements set out the terms and conditions of employment of unionized workers as well as the rights, privileges and obligations of the union, employer and workers. Colleen: When CUPE 3261 negotiated first, their strength at the table and their ability to earn an immediate increase to $15 gave the 1998 ETC a huge boost to the table. The solidarity of CUPE and ETC through the Vision 2020 campaign has helped both unions achieve significant profits. We had to put the $15 in place. The Law of the Land allowed employers with existing collective agreements to delay increases. Without him, we would not be able to sign a collective agreement. We made it clear to the employer that no collective agreement would be signed for full-time and part-time workers without a minimum wage of $15 for casual workers. We have also introduced a provision for equal pay for substantially similar work, which is expected to come into force in May 2019 – before the deadline for workers with collective agreements in the January 2020 legislation. The collective agreement provides for a 2.5% increase in wages this year, followed by a 2% increase over the next two years. This year`s wage increase implies a wage adjustment of 0.7% retroactive to July 1 to compensate for an increase in employee pension contributions. To win them, we coordinated our negotiating dates and proposed tariff changes; We coordinated our strike dates and conciliation requests, worked together to improve the working conditions of full-time, part-time and casual workers at U de T. And we continue to support university workers who are members of CUPE 3902, while continuing to negotiate a collective agreement for their largest bargaining unit.
It also noted that its unit of circumstance was “very hard hit” and that many casual employment contracts were not renewed in 1998 due to the pandemic. “Our casual unit has decreased by 700 people over the past year,” Burke wrote. The United Steelworkers, Staff Appointed Unit, Local 1998 (ETC 1998 Staff-Appointed) represents administrative and technical officers appointed full-time and part-time by staff. There is a great contrast between a for-profit company like Aramark and employees at the University of Toronto. When, after the end of its contract with Aramark, the university “stopped” food services on the St. George campus, they became employed by UofT and were covered by the collective agreement of CUPE Local 3261. Their salaries and benefits have increased dramatically. For example, a full-time cashier was paid $12 an hour at Aramark, but rose to $19.69 when he was employed directly by UofT. Colleen Burke, USW president in 1998, called the layoffs “unfortunate” and “difficult” for members to enjoy. It acknowledged, however, that U of T had carried it out in accordance with its collective agreement. Editor`s Note (July 25, 3:49 p.m.): This article has been updated to distinguish between CUPE 3261 and ETC 1998 as representatives of duty officers or administrative and technical staff.
“This collective agreement represents a major achievement for these employees who have faced a government-led austerity agenda and the demand for concessions,” said Marty Warren. The agreement provides for wage increases of a total of 6.5%, several improvements in the language of the contract, which concern key issues such as job security and improved provisions relating to severance pay and the transition to pre-retirement.