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TORONTO, Ont. – The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has signed a
new collective agreement with Kids and Company, a private child care provider, with
over 40 centres in 14 cities across Canada. In Ontario, 15 Kids and Company centres
in Toronto, Mississauga, Ajax and Ottawa are represented by CUPE.
The 200 child care workers, members of CUPE Local 4823, fought off major concessions and received wage increases in each year of the five-year agreement.
CUPE Local 4823 had been without a contract for a year and bargaining since the spring of 2011.
“The local also received modest increases to their benefit package during this very trying time of collective bargaining,” said Danny Scheibli, CUPE National Representative.
“While bargaining was long and difficult, without the efforts and resilience of Local 4823’s bargaining committee and the employer’s commitment to reach a freely-negotiated settlement, things might have ended quite differently,” Scheibli concluded.
For more information, please contact:
Danny Scheibli, CUPE National Representative 416-292-3999 ext. 246
Wendy Forbes, CUPE Communications 416-292-3999