Unifor ended the vote on October 28, 2019. The current collective agreement expired on March 19, which gave Directwest employees two years of zero for the years 2017-18 and 2018-19. The new agreement is valid for a three-year term, which expires on March 19, 2022. In October 2018, the Ford government eliminated mandatory paid sick days. Unifor is committed to change through federal and provincial lobbying and has adopted a provincial bargaining program to improve health and emergency benefits in collective agreements. Unifor Local 462 members, who represent shop workers at Gesco Industries in Brampton, voted overwhelmingly in favour of ratifying a new three-year collective agreement. TORONTO, October 20, 2020 /CNW/ – After months of difficult negotiations, workers at the Windsor-Essex District Catholic School (WECDSB) have ratified a new four-year collective agreement. Directwest announced today that Unifor has voted to ratify a new collective agreement. “These were difficult negotiations, made difficult by the persistence of health and financial crises affecting our community,” said Rick Nadin, president of the Unifor Local 2458 Custodial and Maintenance Unit. “I am incredibly proud of our members and our negotiating committee for meeting the challenge and reaching an agreement that represents solid profits for the next four years.” “I am pleased that Unifor members have ratified this agreement,” said Keith Jeannot, President of Directwest. “The Unifor and Directwest bargaining committees have worked very hard to reach this agreement, and I commend the professionalism and meticulous efforts of all parties involved, management and union members.” “Unifor is Canada`s leading warehouse workers` union – we`re ensuring workplace standards keep pace with this rapidly growing industry,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor`s national president. “I am proud of the success of the Gesco Workers Negotiation Committee.” We have made innovative progress in this round of negotiations – it is important to have improved health and emergency services that go well beyond what the Ford government recently revoked,” said Charles Redden, President of Local 462.
“We oppose Ford`s attack on workers at the negotiating table.” About Directwest Directwest, a wholly owned subsidiary of SaskTel, is the exclusive provider of Mysask411, Saskatchewan`s best local news source. For more than 100 years, Directwest has been connecting buyers and sellers to the most comprehensive, used and preferably sources for local research in Saskatchewan. With a wide range of marketing services that help businesses connect and interact with their customers, Directwest consistently brings innovative consumer-oriented products and services to market and provides advertisers with a strong and measurable ROI. Headquartered in Regina and with a satellite office in Saskatoon, Directwest employs 116 full-time local equivalents with more than 20,000 customers across Saskatchewan. Unifor Local 2458 represents 160 nurses and maintenance workers at WECDSB. The new agreement has been ratified 90%. Bell Canada reverses contracting from Wireless Home Internet… Ontario`s general audience finds glaring flaws in retirement … The new contract provides for new recruitment and includes enhanced language and improvements to general working conditions. The new agreement, ratified on November 30, 2019, provides for significant improvements in emergencies and illnesses, better language for equal work, the adoption of the Unifor Women`s Advocate Program, new procedures for investigating harassment and accidents and incidents, and higher wages.