Laval, QC, May 24, 2019 – Workers at school bus company Intersco ratified their first collective agreement yesterday. The agreement stands to significantly improve their working conditions. Teamsters Local Union 106 represents employees at the Verchères, QC company which covers the Commission scolaire des Patriotes school board.
The union negotiated an 18% raise over the course of the three-year contract. Hourly wages will go from $17.55 to $20.94 at the end of the collective agreement.
Improvements were also made to sick leave and family leave provisions, as well as to vacation percentages.
“I would like to congratulate our members on this beautiful first collective agreement,” said Sylvie Duval, business agent with Teamsters Local Union 106. “More than ever, the Teamsters are doing their part to improve the lives of workers across the country.”
The contract was ratified by 91% of members present at the union meeting.
Teamsters represent close to 125,000 workers in Canada, including 35,000 in Quebec. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, with which Teamsters Canada is affiliated, has 1.4 million members in North America.
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