Mississauga Transit workers ratify 4-year contract

November 9, 2015 at 10:58am

At a meeting held November 8, 2015, members of the bargaining unit at Mississauga Transit ratified a four-year contract.

Wages improve by 1.5% in the first year, retroactive for hours worked since the expiry of the previous contract. Subsequent increases are 1.5% in the second year, 1.5% in the third year, and 1.75% in the fourth year.

Vision care coverage increases to $400, up from $325, and eye exams will now be covered for $75, up from $50. Dental coverage improves from the 2009 Ontario Dental Association (ODA) fee guide to a one-year lag going forward. Workers also benefit from the introduction of a prescription drug card including 100% reimbursement and no dispensing fee caps, as well as the ability to pay direct with a card for dental claims.

Vacation credit improves for full-time employees to provide three weeks upon hire, instead of the previous one year required, four weeks after seven years instead of nine years, five weeks after 15 years instead of 17 years, and six weeks after 22 years down from the previous 24 years required.

Language improvements address minimum shift scheduling for part-time, vacation selection, job vacancies, paid holidays, and scheduling.

Union Negotiating Committee: Michelle O’Connor, Dana Pollard, and Union Rep John DiNardo.