Janitorial members at GDI Sussex Centre build a better life – UFCW 175
Mississauga, Ont. – October 31, 2019 – Janitorial members working at the GDI Sussex Centre in Mississauga, Ontario have achieved a new union contract that provides wage gains, improved benefits, and more.
To reach an agreement for the members at GDI Sussex Centre, the union negotiating committee requested the help of a conciliation officer.
Items in contention for the members at GDI Sussex Centre included wages and achieving health benefits for the first time in this agreement.
As part of the new contract, wages will increase for all employees by 25 cents per hour in the first and second years of the contract, followed by an increase of 23 cents per hour in year three.
The employer will also contribute 87 cents per hour worked toward the employees’ dental plan. In the third year of the agreement, members will qualify for health benefits.
Bereavement language improves to include grandchildren under the three-day provision. Employees are now entitled to four weeks’ paid vacation after 10 years of service with the company. In addition, employees benefit from an additional floater day to bring them to three in total.
The three-year agreement covers 43 full-time employees working at the centre. The union negotiating committee consisted of UFCW Local 175 members Margaret DaSilva and Fernanda Leonardo Fragoso and Union Representative Lionel MacEachern.
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