Rogers contractors win first collective agreement

LONDON, ON, Dec. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada is celebrating a first collective agreement between its technicians and SC360 Guelph, a Rogers Communications contractor.

The 30 members employed in London, Ontario ratified a two year agreement on Dec.19. Included in the agreement is an immediate 2% piecework rate increase, the implementation of a minimum daily payment averaging $120 with increases in the second year, the establishment of a matching 3% RRSP retirement plan, a cell phone allowance as well as restrictions on contracting work out and the elimination of a charge to use the company vehicle.

"This settlement is a reminder that unionization with the CEP is the best way for installation and repair workers performing work for Rogers to improve their working conditions and enjoy workplace dignity and respect" said Marvin Pupeza National Representative CEP. "CEP members employed by SC360 Markham and Wirecomm Inc. have also recently ratified a first collective agreement which brings together a total of approximately 340 workers under collective agreements with contractors of Rogers" continued Pupeza.

SOURCE: COMMUNICATIONS, ENERGY AND PAPERWORKERS UNION OF CANADA

For further information:

Marvin Pupeza - 416-453-3085