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Unifor Collective Agreements

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Unifor Collective Agreements

Through role-playing, participants have the opportunity to witness the process, design contractual language projects, negotiate an agreement (wages, benefits and working conditions) and deepen their understanding of the negotiating committee`s role throughout the negotiations. We are debating the ratification process and the role of the commission in presenting an interim agreement for members. The importance of collective bargaining is also taken into account, as an opportunity to engage members, to link members to the union and, therefore, to strengthen the local union. TORONTO – Unifor members of General Motors in St. Catharines, Oshawa and Woodstock voted 85% in favor of ratifying a new three-year collective agreement that includes significant investment, job security and economic gains. There is no better way to make a difference than to become an active defender. Download the collective agreements here. On the Canadian government`s websites, there is a great deal of information on collective bargaining in Canada, upcoming collective bargaining, work stoppages, wage agreements, ratified comparisons, etc. Being part of a team: workers unite in a union to negotiate together for better working conditions. Collective bargaining ends with a collective agreement – a legally binding contract between the employer and the worker. The collective agreement defines working conditions, including benefits, wages, working hours and much more.

For media requests or to arrange interviews via Facetime, Zoom or Skype, please contact David Molenhuis, Unifor National Communications Representative at david.molenhuis@unifor.org or 416-575-7453 (cell). More wages: jobs covered by a collective union policy agreement pay on average 32% more than jobs that are not. Union workers are better off: “It has long been known that unionized workers earn more than non-union workers, which is confirmed by this new labour force income data,” Statistics Canada said in its summer 1998 workforce update. “I want to thank the members for their support, because our solidarity proves that if we remain united, we are a powerful force and we can achieve the benefits and security of jobs for all members,” said Tim McKin, President of the GM Master Bargain Committee of Unifor.

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