Unifor ESL teachers ratify agreement after strike

TORONTO, June 6, 2015 /CNW/ - English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers, members of Unifor Local 40, have ratified a collective agreement with Kaplan International after nearly four weeks on strike. The agreement includes annual wage increases, vacation enhancement and key improvements to language on job security. 

"It takes time, effort and knowledge to be a great teacher," said Josephine Petcher, Unifor staff representative. "Our dedicated ESL teachers care about their students, and were unwavering in their commitment to stand up for a fair contract that protects job security."

The agreement was ratified with an overwhelming majority on June 4.

Unifor is Canada's largest union in the private sector, representing more than 305,000 workers. It was formed Labour Day weekend 2013 when the Canadian Auto Workers and the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers unions merged.

SOURCE Unifor

For further information: please contact Unifor Communications Staff Representative Shelley Burgoyne at shelley.burgoyne@unifor.org or (cell) 902-717-7491.

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