OPSEU members from all over the provibce have been expressing their disappointment with Chartwell Retirement Residences. While posting excellent profits, paying their executives millions of dollars in salaries and compensating their board members with nearly twice as much money as they pay their employees… this employer refuses to budge and move some classifications above minimum wage.
OPSEU Local 166 has one of Chartwell’s locations in its group of bargaining and we have been increasing this unfairness to tge media and through information pickets… stay tuned for more details…
It was another exciting Convention in 2019. Presidential elections, special guests, some heated debates, problems with the new voting devices combined with the united anger towards Doug Fords agenda, made for a unique convention.
The negotiating team representing the OPSEU members of Craigwood Youth Services Local 166 met with the employer to exchange demands and have 4 dates scheduled to discuss the demands. Stay tuned for details….
The bargaining team of Royalcliffe and staff were able to reach a tentative agreement, ratification to follow. This round of bargaining was very difficult for the team but they remained united on their demands. The members in this unit will see a significant pay increase when the minimum wage increases to $15. The starting wage for many of the members in this unit start at $12.55 and tops out at $14.01.
The members at Craigwood Youth Services voted in favor of the accepting the final offer from the employer after nearly 3 years of bargaining their expired contract.
The bargaining team successfully fought off a very long list of concessions!
They are back to the table in only 13 months.
Rick Mercer accepted the Stanley Knowles Humanitarian Award and referenced the “Spread the Net” project. OPSEU donated $5000 and challenged locals to donate.
OPSEU Local donated $500