UNIFOR 3007 agrees to roll over collective agreement to 2022

UNIFOR 3007 — the union representing employees of the University of Manitoba working in operations, maintenance, dining services and residence — has reached an agreement to extend their current agreement with the university to April 2022.

Added to the agreement was an $800 “Covid Special Recognition Payment” to be disbursed to eligible employees this month. Those on long-term disability or who were laid off at the time of ratification — June 17 — are ineligible for the payment.

The payment is in line with the university’s agreement with the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA), which is 1.6 per cent of average annual UNIFOR employee wage.

Further, the union has negotiated for parking passes to be offered to members at a rate no more than UMFA’s. Currently, rates are set at $10 per month due to low traffic on campus, although this rate will be reviewed at the end of August.

The union’s agreement with the university has been in effect since 2017.