Vaughan, Ont. – June 28, 2019 – UFCW Local 1006A members working at Cineplex have ratified a new union contract that provides better scheduling, a signing bonus, and more.
The three-year collective agreement covers 110 workers and includes the following gains:
- More language surrounding time off for students who have exams;
- Language that allows members more flexibility with their schedule;
- Scheduling language to allow members longer time to decide their schedule;
- A signing bonus for all members; and
- Language that guarantees members’ rates stay above minimum wage.
Bargaining was led by UFCW 1006A Union Representative Dustin Magee, with support from Union Representative Gord Jackson and members Kerrin Jalandra and Owais Khan.
"We asked the membership about what they needed to change in the collective agreement, and along with Dustin, Gord, and Owais, we were able to negotiate those changes and we were able to go above and beyond what was asked of us,” says Jalandra. “Overall, we received a new agreement that the membership was happy to accept. We also had a larger turnout during the ratification meeting,” she adds.
“We are proud to help workers in a diverse array of sectors achieve fairness at the bargaining table,” says Wayne Hanley, President of UFCW Local 1006A. “Once again, our negotiating committee at Cineplex showed why workers are increasingly turning to 1006A to help improve their rights and livelihoods at work. Thank you to our terrific committee and the membership for working together to achieve this contract,” he adds.
UFCW Canada Local 1006A represents 36,000 members in a wide range of sectors across Ontario, including the grocery retail, food processing, hospitality, laundry, warehousing, transportation, and eye care industries. To learn more about UFCW 1006A, visit their website.
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