University of Toronto members ratify new deal

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The members of Local 2003 at University of Toronto have ratified a new contract, retroactive to May 1, 2022.

“Wage increases and retroactivity delivers members a just-over 5% increase over the life of the two-year deal immediately upon ratification,” said Local 2003 President Patrick Doyle.

“Improvements to premiums, allowances and benefits means more money in members’ pockets. It is great to have these improvements locked in with a public employer in an uncertain time, with the government’s appeal of the repeal of Bill 124 still to be heard by the court this June.”

The bargaining committee negotiated Increased wages (2.6% in year 1 and 2.7% in year 2), a $400 signing bonus, improvements to health and dental benefits including vision care, mental health, and coverage for gender transition.

The contract also delivers increased union representation and more clear labour relations measures. There are also improvements to shift premiums, increased meal allowance, uniform allowance, safety shoe allowance, education allowance; six available retiring allowance packages, increased union representation and the recall period doubled.

The 89 members of this unit at Local 2003 are building management system technicians, building engineers, and power engineers at the University of Toronto tri-campus unit covering downtown Toronto, Mississauga, and Scarborough.