OTTAWA, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre
continues to make the safety and security of the vulnerable clients we
serve our primary concern. We have continued to meet, without
interruption, the needs of our clients during the strike which began 3
weeks ago on January 6th, 2012.
The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre and PSAC have established a
working strike protocol which continues to allow full access to
emergency shelter and services to clients. The Salvation Army Ottawa
Booth Centre management are grateful to PSAC and the striking workers
for maintaining respectful strike action.
The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre values its employees and the
important contribution they make in caring for our vulnerable clients
which is why we have continued to provide benefits to the striking
employees during the month of January and are pleased to have reached
an agreement with PSAC that will allow employees to continue to receive
the important benefit coverage moving forward during strike action.
The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre's offer presented to its 60
unionized employees back in November, 2011 stands. The offer, which was
supported and endorsed by PSAC officials, includes a 7.5% increase over
3 years in addition to a signing bonus of $500 for full-time employees
($250 for part-time employees), 2 additional bereavement days and
improvements to vacation entitlement is retroactive to April 1, 2011.
The Salvation Army believes this is a fair and equitable offer for our
employees, especially considering the challenging economic times we are
facing in Canada and throughout the world.
The Salvation Army remains committed to ending the current labour
action, which is why we have negotiated an equitable and fair offer for
its employees. The Salvation Army continues to volunteer to proceed
with binding arbitration as a means to resolve the labour strike.
SOURCE The Salvation Army - Ontario Central Division
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