OTTAWA, Nov. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Unifor has reached and ratified a new deal with RA Centre, approved by RA workers by 96 per cent. Unifor Local 4270 represents the 35 unionized staff members at the RA Centre who met this afternoon to review the details of the new contract.
"We're very pleased that despite the financial constraints that RA is under as a not-for-profit, we were able to make some gains for the workers there, who provide excellent service to RA patrons," said Mike Armstrong, Unifor national representative. "Workers can go into the holiday season with greater peace of mind and RA members can know that events, tournaments and games will go on uninterrupted."
The new two year agreement contains improvements to job security, lay off language and order of lay-off as well as wage increases including an extra bump for lower-waged part-time workers.
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. Unifor works to protect its members and play a leadership role in building thriving, safe workplaces and a strong economy so all workers in Canada have a good job, a decent standard of living and greater equality.
For further information:
Unifor National Representative Mike Armstrong: 613-882-4949