PRT Growing Services Ltd. tentative agreement reached

November 18, 2015

Your Bargaining Committee is happy to report we reached an agreement yesterday afternoon, just short of preparing for job action.

"It was an intense set of negotiations, but the final package is one we can recommend to the members" stated Jan Brewer, Bargaining Committee Chair.

Complete details of the tentative settlement will be distributed shortly, but highlights include a wage increase, as follows:

  • January 1, 2015 – 2%
  • January 1, 2016 – 2%
  • January 1, 2017 – 2%

There are also improvements to language in the major areas of concerns raised by members, including: limiting the lowest rate paid for piece work, lowering the threshold for eligibility and continuation of Health and Welfare benefits and earlier access to union membership.

There were no concessions.

Ratification vote meetings will be scheduled shortly at every nursery.  Please stay tuned for dates and times of the meeting.

In solidarity

Jan Brewer, Bargaining Committee Chair
Marcel Ouellet, Bargaining Committee  member
Darrell Strom, Bargaining Committee member
Linsay Buss, Staff Representative, Negotiations

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