Food service workers at St.
Clair College have reached a tentative three-year agreement
just days before the holidays. A ratification vote will be
held on Friday, December 28th.
"This is good news for
Windsor," said OPSEU President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
"These workers have fought hard for respect in their
workplace. And that is something that this community needs
Ratification of this agreement
would end the possibility of strike action in January.
"The bargaining team is happy
to recommend this agreement to our members," said OPSEU
Negotiator, Marisa Forsyth. "We would also like to thank all
the hundreds of staff, students and community members who
have shown their support."
All of the 22 food service
workers at St. Clair College are women. They work for a
privatized operation, Compass / Chartwells, not the college
itself. The company is one of Canada’s largest food services
A key issue during bargaining
was wage parity with food service workers at Huron College
For more information:
Marisa Forsyth, OPSEU
Emily Visser, OPSEU Communications: 416-557-7936