OTTAWA, March 6, 2012 /CNW/ - The two month long strike by 60 unionized employees at The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre continues with no end in sight. The Salvation Army continues to deliver effective and efficient social services to clients in need however the organization would like to see employees return to their jobs.
The Salvation Army values its employees and the important contribution they make in caring for our vulnerable clients which is why we have developed a fair and equitable offer for our unionized employees.
The offer which is retroactive to April 1, 2011, and provides a 7.5% increase over 3 years in addition to a signing bonus of $500 for full-time employees ($250 for part-time), and 2 additional bereavement days requested by the union, is still available to our unionized employees.
The offer was tentatively agreed to by PSAC negotiators and publically endorsed by PSAC as "a fair settlement for the workers" in a press release dated November 16th, 2011. The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre management is committed to the offer presented in November 2011 but will also move forward with binding arbitration if the union and its membership agrees.
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