Members working at Aramark – Sherbourne Health Centre ratify new contract unanimously

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October 5, 2023

Aramark Canada Ltd. Sherbourne Health Centre in Toronto unanimously ratified their new collective agreement on September 27, 2023 with a three-year term after a difficult set of negotiations.

Wages increase for top rate: General Help, General Help Maintenance & Cook: September 2, 2022 – $.50, September 2, 2023 – $.85 and September 2, 2024 – $.75.

Language improvements include:

  • Increase in bereavement leave from 4 to 5 days.
  • Increase in the shoe allowance $25 every year to $125 or $50 every two years to $250.
  • Aramark Sherbourne Health Centre ratifiesEffective January 1, 2024:
    • Full time employees add two sick days for a total of eight.
    • Part-time employees add one sick day for a total of two.
  • Members with 20 years or more of employment will receive 5 weeks of vacation at 10%.
  • NEW: Each new employee shall receive 15 minutes upon hiring to be introduced to the Union Steward and be provided a copy of the collective agreement.
  • Effective September 2, 2024: add one Float Day for full-time employees who have passed their probationary period.
  • NEW: The Employer shall pay 50% of the cost of the printing of the Collective Agreements.

Union negotiating committee: Sheldon Coulthurst. Regional Director: Lee Johnson-Koehn, Union Representatives: Jon O’Connor and Amy Tran.

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