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Grand River Transit workers receiving 11% pay increase over three years: Unifor

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May 9, 2023
By Talent Canada


Lana Payne, national president for Unifor.

Wage increases and benefits enhancements are highlights of a new collective agreement ratified today by members of Unifor Local 4304 working at Grand River Transit, according to the union.

“Unifor members in the transit sector have done a terrific job of serving the public. They negotiated very hard to get improvements in their contracts,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “I’m proud of Local 4304 and congratulate them on this progress.”

The ratification means service will resume on May 11, 2023.

The collective agreement includes a total increase of 11% over the term of the three-year agreement. The contract also increases benefit levels across mental health support, footwear allowance, paramedical coverage, massage therapy, and bereavement leave.

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A suite of changes will improve scheduling for workers, according to Unifor. The company will begin assisting with funding for education leave and an equity representative position.

Local 4304 represents more than 650 transit operators and nearly 90 Skilled Trades and support workers.


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