(Sydney) – Employees of the Cheticamp Association for Community Living have ratified their first union contract.
CUPE Local 4896 reached a tentative agreement with the Association with the help of a Conciliator from the Department of Labour and Workforce Development.
CUPE National Representative John Evans says the three-year deal was accepted this weekend.
Key highlights of the contract include:
• Shift and weekend premiums
• 2.9% in the first two years, with the 3rd to be negotiated in April, 2010
• New provision extending sick time to part time employees.
Evan says the Bargaining Committee had recommended acceptance of the deal to the approximately 35 employees.