There will be a ratification vote held for all members to attend. At this meeting the bargaining team will explain the details of the tentative deal that has been reached with GDI Integrated Facility Services. All members are encouraged to attend, discuss and vote.
Various meetings will be held throughout the day at the times below. This is your collective agreement – come out and vote.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Our new Toronto City-Wide Collective Bargaining Agreement was ratified by the membership on Saturday May 14. Building on our previous CBA, below are the most important improvements won.
The 2,000 plus members covered by the new CBA are part of the Central Janitorial Collective Agreement and employed at Toronto locations by:
This agreement set the stage for negotiations for close to an additional 700 union members. Talks have now concluded with about a dozen other cleaning companies, including:
* Retro Pay Dispute
There was a disagreement between the union and the employers as to when the first raise of the agreement was to take effect. The union’s position was that the raise should be retroactive to April 1st. The employer’s position was that the raise took effect upon ratification. The collective bargaining agreement was ratified on Saturday May 14th and the employers were notified the next business day (May 16th). The matter went to arbitration and the employers’ position prevailed.
Our bargaining committee has reached a tentative agreement with important gains. Please attend this meeting to find out the details and to vote!*
“We work hard and we just want to lift our families out of poverty,” said Andrea Sosa, a member of the bargaining. “We were not asking for the world – but we needed some real improvements.” “We believe the tentative agreement we reached accomplishes that and we look forward to presenting the deal to our co-workers as soon as possible,” said Sosa.
* If you are not sure if this meeting applies to you call the office for more information.
All of the following members are eligible and encouraged to attend this very important vote:
All members of SEIU Local 2 employed in Toronto locations by:
Alpine Building Maintenance
Bee Clean Building Maintenance
C&W Services (formerly Unicco/DTZ)
Commercial Cleaning Services (formerly Koprash)
Hallmark Housekeeping Services
AND are part of the Central Janitorial Collective Agreement (city-wide CBAs.)
Video courtesy of CUPE 1281.
— CUPE 1281 (@CUPE1281) November 10, 2015