Members of Unifor Local 303 at Trench Electric Limited in Pickering, Ontario have ratified a 3-year collective agreement with their employer.
“We wanted to see improvements across the board for our members and that’s exactly what we got,” said Anand Boodhai, Unifor Local 303 President. “The results clearly show the strength our union has when it comes to bargaining.”
The new contract was ratified by 92% and it replaces the previous one which had expired in March 2019, and brings a round of difficult negotiations to a close. The new contract includes gains in virtually all areas of the members’ collective agreement. They include wage increases of 6% over the term of the contract as well as improvements to paramedical, vision and dental care benefits, shift premiums, and funds for safety boots and uniforms.
“I wish to thank the bargaining committee members for all their hard work in achieving the improvements won in this round of negotiations,” said Boodhai.
Workers at Trench Electric manufacture electrical products for use in power utilities, engineering, procurement and construction companies and high energy usage industries.