On June 12, CUPW concluded negotiations with Bee Clean Building Maintenance for workers employed to clean the postal plants in Hamilton, Kitchener and Windsor. The Negotiations Committee has unanimously endorsed the tentative agreement. Ratification votes will now be scheduled.
This was a difficult set of negotiations as the previous contract had merged 3 separate collective agreements into one but contained different working conditions based on the postal facility. Negotiations were further compounded by both the Union’s and employer’s chief negotiators leaving their positions in mid bargaining. Members from each work location as well as Local representatives and Regional and National representatives re-grouped and were able to build on previously agreed changes to reach a settlement. Thanks go to all, in particular the cleaners from the postal plants for their determination and strength.
The changes to the tentative settlement include:
Explanations will be provided at the ratification meetings prior to the vote.