New Agreement at Lunenburg Recycling Centre in N.S.
May 11, 2010, 10:35 AM EST
Members at the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg Community Recycling Centre ratified a three year collective agreement with wage improvements of 2.5% in each year of the agreement. The agreement was reached after a difficult round of negotiations with the employer who insisted on trying to force them to take 1.25% in each year instead. The members are represented by CAW Local 1944.
Members voted overwhelmingly to support their bargaining committee and turn down the company offer, forcing the parties to conciliation. The employer made two additional wage offers which again came up short of the local wage settlements being negotiated with other unions in the same and surrounding municipalities.
On the last day of conciliation, the employer presented an offer which the membership supported, avoiding a strike. The negotiating committee would like to thank all the workers who turned out for the multiple meetings and supported their union throughout this round of negotiations.