Employees at the Mabin School in Toronto join union

Staff looking for better terms of employment: Unifor
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 07/11/2019
Labour relations
Among the first tasks for the new Mabin School union’s bargaining committee is to determine the members’ priorities and negotiate a first collective agreement with the employer, said the union. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Staff at The Mabin School in Toronto seeking greater job security, transparency and a voice in how they are compensated voted to unionize with Unifor on July 4.

Some 40 teachers and staff in administration, IT, fundraising, custodian services and extended care at the school, a not-for-profit alternative private school, formed Unifor, Local 87-M’s newest bargaining unit, said the union.

The school serves students from junior kindergarten to grade 6.

“We are thrilled to welcome The Mabin School employees as new members into Unifor and our Local,” said Paul Morse, president of Local 87-M, which services more than 1,700 members.

More than 80 per cent of the staff voted for the union last month, said Unifor.

Among the first tasks for the new Mabin School union’s bargaining committee is to determine the members’ priorities and negotiate a first collective agreement with the employer, said the union.

Unifor Local 87-M is a composite Local of knowledge-workers across southern Ontario, including English-as-a-second-language school EC Toronto, newspapers such as the Toronto Star and Globe and Mail and House of Commons broadcast and IT employees.

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