Members at Family Services of Peel ratified a new union contract with wage increases, paid professional days and much more.
Ratified on August 26, 2016, the contract runs from April 9, 2016 until April 8, 2019 and covers 32 members at Family Services of Peel.
"We are proud to advance the rights and livelihoods of workers at Family Services of Peel through a fair and strong union contract,” said President Wayne Hanley. "Our union negotiating committee did an exceptional job in securing gains for everyone, including wage increases, paid professional days and more. We are proud of their hard work and we are thankful to the membership for their support and participation throughout the process."
Highlights of the contract include:
5% wage increases over term of agreement
Removal of a two-tier wage grid that will see approximate 25% of the members jump to the top yearly rate and accumulate sick days at a higher rate.
We also achieved 4 paid professional development days for the members.
Increase in mileage
"The committee worked hard and was successful in achieving a strong contract that the membership was happy with,” said Local 1006A Union Representative Rick Young who led the negotiating committee.
Committee members included Local 1006A Union Representative Rick Del Fiacco and members, Halyna Spagnolo and Kerry Richardson.
Family Services of Peel is a non-profit organization which provides family and community support services in Peel region. Local 1006A members work as social workers and counsellors and help with outreach for LGBTQ community members, abuse prevention, employment support services, immigration services, legal services and much more.