Union Benefits For All Canada Cartage Workers
Canada Cartage workers in Oshawa recently ratified a first collective agreement by 91 per cent, after joining the union in March. The new contract, governing the workplace for 98 members, was a major victory after the workers had faced major challenges in unionizing since the campaign began in November 2015. The agreement includes significant improvements in wages, benefits, vacation, RRSP contributions and strong collective agreement language.
The employer has now promised to match the wage gains made by unionized workers to all non-union workers across the province.
Let’s be very clear: it was the hard work and solidarity of the Oshawa employees and their union who secured these gains for Canada Cartage workers. But wages are only a small part of the bigger picture.
The employer may match the wage increases negotiated by the union but there are many more improvements that you will be leaving on the table if you do not take the next step and demand a legally binding collective agreement like your colleagues in Oshawa.
Here are the highlight sheets and Memorandum of Understanding for the Canada Cartage agreement in Oshawa:
For questions, call:
Danny McBride, 416-702-2593 or Joel Smith, 905-449-5852