Want to get paid more for the same job you are doing right now??
You cannot beat all of the benefits you get when you work for a Union Contractor under a Collective Bargaining Agreement!!
Pension, Annuity, Healthcare, Vision, Dental, Vacation Savings Account, Free Technical Classes and Courses.
If you dread work, feel exploited, over-worked or undervalued, there are solutions. Union members work together to bargain better working conditions. We provide checks and balances to employers’ constant desire to raise profits, often denying employees a proper work/life balance in the process. .
By bargaining together, unionized employees tend to receive better wages than non-union workers. Prosperous employees make communities healthier and stronger by sharing the wealth. The Union employs professional negotiators to get you annual increases so you don’t have to go begging to the boss as an individual.
Decent benefits should be part of every job. If that’s not the case now at your workplace, forming a union will ensure it’s part of your future. By negotiating together for contracts, workers get benefits that take care of both their needs and the needs of their families.
Retirement might seem way off in the future but it’s never too early to start saving money. And that RRSP plan that the Union helped you negotiate will come in handy when you are looking to buy a home. The Union also lobbies provincial and federal governments for better Pension Plan benefits for all workers, not just those with a collective agreement, so everyone has more money in their pockets in their retirement years. Retirement plans and pensions are complicated. You need someone on your side to show the way.
We help ensure that job expectations are clear and reasonable. When everyone knows the rules, and you have an expert representative in your corner, employees can be shielded from unfit bosses. Furthermore when the boss doesn’t follow the rules, a grievance process gives you the mechanism you need to fix the problem without having to hire a lawyer.
Today’s companies are constantly shifting directions, which means the boss you admire today could be replaced by a difficult and unfit boss tomorrow. A good union contract will offer protection from favoritism and provide a just-cause clause in your contract.
Local Unions offer a ton of learning opportunities for members. Training can cover anything from conflict resolution to grievance handling; labour law to human rights; communications to health and safety.
Unions offer a listening ear to all workers — especially those who feel alone or powerless in their jobs. Grievance procedures are built into union contracts, giving employees the power to be treated with respect.
The voice of many is much stronger than the voice of one. Working with co-workers as members of a union creates a stronger presence when negotiating with management.