GDI Sussex Centre members ratify

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October 15, 2019

To reach an agreement for the members at GDI Sussex Centre, the Union Negotiating Committee requested the help of a Conciliation Officer.

Items in contention for the members at GDI Sussex Centre included wages and achieving health benefits for the first time in this agreement.

Wages will increase for all employees by 25 cents per hour in the first year. In the second year, all employees will see a raise of another 25 cents per hour, followed by an increase of 23 cents per hour in year three.

The employer will contribute 87 cents per hour worked toward the employees’ dental plan. In the third year of the agreement, members will qualify for health benefits.

Bereavement language improves to include grandchildren under the three-day provision. Employees are now entitled to four weeks’ paid vacation after 10 years of service. In addition, employees benefit from an additional float day to bring them to three in total.

Members ratified their new agreement on September 30, 2019. The three-year agreement covers 43 full-time employees at GDI Sussex Centre in Mississauga.

Union Negotiating Committee: Margaret DaSilva, Fernanda Leonardo Fragoso, and Union Rep Lionel MacEachern.

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