The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has recently reached a collective agreement for its members in Ontario, effective 2021. The agreement is the result of negotiations between the union and employers in various industries including healthcare, education, and security.
One of the key features of the agreement is wage increases for SEIU members. This will vary depending on the industry and position, but it is aimed at ensuring workers are adequately compensated for their work. Additionally, the agreement includes provisions for benefits, retirement plans, and other forms of compensation.
Another important aspect of the SEIU collective agreement is job security. In today`s uncertain economic climate, it`s crucial for workers to have protections in place to ensure their jobs are safe. The agreement includes measures to protect workers from layoffs or other forms of job loss, providing stability and security for SEIU members.
The agreement also includes clauses around workplace safety, an issue that has become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Employers will be required to provide appropriate PPE and implement safety protocols to protect workers from exposure to the virus in the workplace.
Overall, the SEIU collective agreement for 2021 in Ontario represents an important step forward for workers in various industries. With provisions around wage increases, job security, and workplace safety, SEIU members can feel more secure in their jobs and know that their union is fighting for their rights. As a result, SEIU members in Ontario can continue to contribute to their respective industries with the confidence that they are being fairly compensated and protected in their work.