Late last week the administrative staff at the English Catholic Teachers Association-Toronto Secondary Unit, ratified their first collective agreement. “This was a small group of workers who believed in the benefit of belonging to a Union”, stated District 78 Representative Kim Valliere. “Management fully accepted the right of these workers to be in a Union, and both sides treated each other respectfully throughout the negotiations process,” stated IAM Organizer Scott Jackson. In addition to a significant wage adjustment and annual increases, a top up for pregnancy and parental leave was achieved.
Our new members will become part of IAM Local 1922 which already represents close to 200 union labour staff members.
DBR, IAM District 78