On September 27, 2022, the 12-member bargaining unit at National Diabetes Trust in Peel Region ratified a new three-year collective agreement.

In this round of bargaining, members at National Diabetes Trust Peel Region were looking to achieve good wage increases and improvements to their vacation entitlements. The Union Negotiating Committee succeeded on both.

In the first year, members will receive a 3 per cent raise, which will be paid retroactive for hours worked since May 26, 2022, as well as a one-time lump sum signing bonus of $750. Wages will improve further by 2 per cent in year two, and another 2 per cent in year three.

Language now provides for a third week of vacation after one year of continuous service, instead of the previous three years required. In addition, members at National Diabetes Trust Peel Region will benefit from an added fifth week of paid vacation after 10 years of service with the company. The collective agreement now also recognizes the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (September 30) as a paid holiday.

Further monetary improvements increase the mileage paid for required use of a personal vehicle to  48 cents per kilometre. The annual safety boot allowance paid each July improves to $150, up from $100, and new language ensures a pro-rated amount of that allowance will be paid to new employees on their date of hire.

Union Negotiating Committee: Dean Clark; Union Representative: Jason Hanley.

Catch up on all the negotiation highlights from across the province here.

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