Additional sick days and wage increases ratified at Dependable Maintenance Janitorial

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September 1, 2023

The members at Dependable Maintenance Janitorial in North York ratified a three- year agreement on August 25 and 26, 2023.

There is a new progression wage grid and increases are as follows:

  • Less then one year of service: Year 1- $1.25, Year 2 – $.38 and Year 3 – $.39
  • 1-5 years of service: Year 1 – $1.50 to $2.15, Year 2 – $.50 and Year 3 – $.50
  • 5 years or more: Year 1 – $1.80, Year 2 – $.50 and Year 3 – $.50
  • Additionally, no wage will be less than $.30 above minimum wage.

The weekend and night premiums increase from $.50 to $.60 and the Leadhand premium increases from $1.25 to $1.35.

Language improvements include

  • Sick days increase from 1 to 4 paid days per year.
  • Health spending account increases from $250 to $350 per year.
  • One additional bereavement day increasing from 2 days to 3 days.
  • One additional Health & Safety member per location.
  • Additional negotiating committee member.
  • Vacation to be paid in a lump sum when vacation is taken.
  • National Day for Truth and Reconciliation added to the list of paid holidays.

New Letters of Understanding re:

  • Overtime/additional time sign-up and scheduling.
  • Vacation ability for Christmas and New Year stat holiday time (now allowed and rotating by seniority).
  • Pandemic/Outbreak Language

Negotiating committee: Veronica Cardoso and Rosanna Oquin. Union representative: Sacha Edey.

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