Superior Greenstone District Association for Community Living workers returned to work this week after their employer compromised on the issue of “sleep shifts”.
Rather than implement new shifts without an evaluation, management has agreed to a scaled back, phased-in approach that will allow the union to monitor the situation and propose changes in upcoming rounds of bargaining if there are problems.
“The settlement is consistent with our last bargaining position before the strike,” says CUPE representative Howard Matthews. “Now we can monitor the situation and make sure our clients’ safety and our own safety are not compromised.”
The settlement, which includes a moderate wage increase, ends the strike by 50 members of CUPE Local 3246 that began April 5.