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Montra006c, Tuesday, October 8, 2002 – At a general meeting this afternoon, Sc0075r’s employees voted 81% in favour of accepting the mediator’s report submitted on September 30. This decision ends the labour dispute which began on July 5. The vote on this proposed collective agreement was conditional on signing of a back to work agreement which was finally signed yesterday afternoon. It provides for union members to return to work gradually, commencing tomorrow, on October 9.

Union representatives were visibly pleased with the vote. “We are satisfied with the settlement we obtained and our members have let us know we did a good job. We made considerable gains which will significantly improve our working conditions. When we consider that just over a year ago, employees were still split between several union certifications, we can see how much ground has been gained in a very short time,” stated Jocelyn Tremblay, president of CUPE local 3812.

With this settlement, the members obtain:
  • On signing, a bonus, equal to an average of 3% of wages for the last five years;
  • A significant decrease in wage disparity;
  • During the agreement, a single wage of $19 an hour for employees on the road;
  • Substantial wage increases (close to 25%) for employees in the counting rooms;
  • General harmonization of working conditions;
  • Reduced job insecurity due to an increase in the number of full-time employees;
  • Guaranteed minimum hours of employment;
  • Many improvements in the organization of work;
  • Improvement of the group RRSP for part-time members.
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