Wednesday October 10, 2018
For Immediate Release
Toronto, ON – The members of IAM Local Lodge 1231 employed by Spectrum Healthcare have ratified their first collective agreement. “Due to the size of this group and the nature of their work we conducted a mail-in ballot and the response has been a 92 per cent acceptance of their first agreement,” explained IAM Grand Lodge Representative Ralph Martin.
The five-year agreement provides wage adjustments and general wage increases. Other agreement highlights include:
- Inclusion in the IAM Labour Management pension plan
- Enhanced vacation benefits
- Bereavement benefits
- Benefit retention of two months in the event of loss of hours
- Grievance procedures
- Arbitration procedures
The 2400 members provide in-home healthcare to patients across the Greater Toronto area. The group, organized in April of this year is the biggest organizing victory in Canada in several years. Local Lodge 1231, Canada’s newest IAM local, received its charter in August 2018.
For further information:
Ralph Martin – IAM Grand Lodge Representative
Bill Trbovich – IAM Director of Communications
416-386-1789 Ext #31/416-735-9765