Posted on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Valoris and union sign new deal
will be no interruptions to any of the social service programs for
clients of Valoris Prescott-Russell for Children and Adults.
The agency and the union representing its employees have agreed on a new
Gregg Chamberlain, EAP
“We are very happy,” said Hélène Fournier, Valoris Prescott-Russell director-general.
Valoris and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union: Local 426 (OPSEU) have both ratified a new three-year agreement. OPSEU
represents the 350 frontline and support staff employees of Valoris Prescott-Russell.
sides had reached agreement on contract terms May 1 but the deal still
needed a ratification vote by OPSEU Local 426 members.
That took place May 3 with 133 members present to hear the terms of the
contract. The ratification vote passed with 54 per cent of those present
there is still a bit of frustration,” said Carl Brisson, OPSEU
bargaining committee chairman for the local, regarding the slim
majority approval for ratification. “Hopefully it will still send a
message to the employer that there are still things that need to
new three-year contract includes annual wage increases of 1.5 per cent
for the first two years and 1.75 per cent for the third
year. The first year’s increase is retroactive to April 1 this year when
the new contract replaced the previous one.