Wage & language improvements for Waste Management workers

November 19, 2018 at 8:55am

The recently ratified contract for members at Waste Management in Sudbury contains language improvements to better protect workers.

This includes updated harassment policies, plus a new letter of agreement regarding the handling of hypodermic needles. The members of the Union negotiating committee achieved schedule posting language and clarification on bargaining unit work as well in the five-year deal.

Full-time rates improve by a total of 13% over the duration of the five-year collective agreement. This includes 3% in years one, two and three, plus 2% in both years four and five. Members achieved an additional paid floater day to provide a total of two per year. The employer-paid contributions to the workers’ health and welfare plan improve over the course of the agreement term.

Waste Management in Sudbury employs 14 full-time employees who belong to the Local 175 bargaining unit. The members ratified their new agreement on November 4, 2018.

Union Negotiating Committee: John Blades, Richard Joseph, and Union Rep Jeff Barry.

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