Bee-Clean Building Maintenance employees in Algoma District join the Union
September 10, 2020
After a three-week campaign, the employees at Bee-Clean Building Maintenance in Algoma District voted overwhelmingly to become members of UFCW Local 175.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, it became apparent to many of the employees at Bee-Clean that their voices were not being heard. As the amount of work the employer tasked them with increased, employees received no additional compensation. In addition, the employer allocated wage rates inconsistently and employees had no clear trajectory for job advancement or guaranteed increases.
Through negotiating their first collective agreement as Union members, the employees at Bee-Clean look forward to achieving better health and safety provisions – including proper personal protective equipment (PPE) – plus a process for discipline, Steward representation, and a grievance procedure. And in addition to standardizing and improving wages, the employees hope to achieve health benefits and a pension as well.
This victory welcomes 50 employees of Bee-Clean working in Wawa, Blind River, Spanish, and Sault Ste. Marie.
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