A new agreement has been ratified between the city and the union, which represents about 6300 workers. If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please speak to your steward. If you don`t know who your steward is or how to reach your contact, contact the CUPE office near you. All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local union negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person you can talk to is your local steward or executive. You will know the specific details of your agreement. City Council approved the collective agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 503. The agreement provides that employees will receive salary increases each year for four years. And employees are entitled to four weeks of leave after five years of service instead of six.
This year and next, wage rates are up 1.92%, followed by a 1.95% increase in 2018 and a 2% increase in 2019. The workers had been without a contract since December 2015. Nurses and personal assistants registered in long-term care homes now receive a small extra dress and shoes. . . .