Education

Unifor represents more than 5,200 members working in the Canadian education sector. Most are employed by universities in a range of functions, including support staff, research and maintenance jobs. Others work for elementary and secondary school districts in Ontario and Alberta. Education is one of the most highly unionized sectors in the Canadian economy, with over 70 per cent of workers belonging to a union.

Unifor Local 5555 ratifies deal with McMaster University

Unifor Local 5555 has ratified its latest collective agreement with McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., winning significant gains in wage increases and racial justice bargaining language.

“Congratulations to the bargaining committee on ratifying its latest agreement,” said Deb Tveit, Assistant to Unifor’s National President. “The members ratified the best monetary package they’ve had in over 10 years. The last time they saw a 3% increase was in 2006.”

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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney wants to lay off 20,000 education workers during a time when our kids need more support than ever.