Members of CUPE 2815, representing workers at Videotron voted 88 per cent in favour of the tentative agreement reached between the union and the employer in late April. The new contract guarantees labour peace at Quebec’s telecommunications giant until 2025.
“Overall, we’re quite satisfied with how things turned out. With this new collective agreement, we have managed to secure our jobs and protect our gains. In addition, we’re pleased that there was such good turnout at the virtual general meeting,” said Nick Mingione, president of CUPE 2815.
Close to 1500 people gathered to learn more about the agreement and vote. The seven-year contract provides wage increases totalling more than 15 per cent, which includes two retroactive years.
“Among the other gains, we incorporated terms covering teleworking into the contract, and we negotiated an agreement for a four-day work week for certain functions,” added CUPE union representative Martin Larose.
The approximately 3000 Videotron employees had been without a contract since December 31, 2018.