Most union employees at Widotron LT (SEVL-2815) in the Montreal area agreed to a temporary agreement proposed a month ago to renew their collective agreement.
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Nearly 88% of members voted in favor of a new seven-year agreement that would provide a pay rise of more than 15% over that period, with two retroactive years.
“We are generally very pleased with the outcome. With this new collective agreement, we have succeeded in securing our jobs and defending our achievements. In addition, we are pleased to have a good partnership in the Virtual General Assembly,” SEVL-SCFP 2815 President Nick Mingion explained in a press release on Sunday.
The methods of teleworking are also subject to negotiation, now by authorizing some positions to have a four-day work week.
The agreement comes after two years of negotiations between the two parties, with the employer requesting a compromise on March 10 to move the file forward. Videotron’s 3000 or more employees have been without an employment contract since December 2018.
“Thanks to this agreement, we are able to continue to do our best: provide a unique customer experience and develop innovative solutions. I am proud that our employees are the pillars of VideoTron and that we are all looking forward to the future, ”said Pierre Carl Peladio, President and CEO of Quebec.