Unifor ratifies contract with Mr. Furnace

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Wage increases and improved benefits are highlights of a newly ratified collective agreement between Unifor Local 1999 and Mr. Furnace in St. Catharines.

“My congratulations to Local 1999 members for their commitment to resisting concessions and bargaining a fair contract,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. 

The three-year agreement includes wage increases of 8.5% over the term plus a $300 signing bonus. Task rates were increased, paid bereavement leave improved, and the recall period was doubled. 

“Unifor contracts continue to lead the HVAC industry across Ontario,” said James Tauvette, Unifor Local 1999 President.

The contract is effective April 11, 2023. 

Unifor represents 30 members at Mr. Furnace working as HVAC technicians, electricians, plumbers.

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