After a seven-day lockout that began May 4, 2020, Unifor members at St. Catharines-area HVAC provider Mr. Furnace have ratified a new collective agreement.
“Our members faced down an employer that was making questionable labour relations moves during a pandemic,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “Local 1999 deserves credit for showing resolve despite these tactics.”
The new three-year collective agreement includes a two per cent wage increase in each year of the agreement, shift premiums, the six-month continuation of benefits for retirees, a signing bonus, and various other benefit enhancements.
“Unifor members are pivotal to the success of Mr. Furnace,” said James Tauvette, president of Unifor Local 1999.
Mr. Furnace is a subsidiary of Right Time Heating and Air Conditioning Canada. Local 1999 represents 19 workers serving as technicians and administration staff.