Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)

February 17, 2012 15:06 ET

Canadian Union of Public Employees negotiates new contract with private child care provider

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2012) - 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.

Contact Information

  • CUPE National Representative
    Danny Scheibli
    416-292-3999 ext. 246

    CUPE Communications
    Wendy Forbes