Trent food service workers and employer Compass reach tentative agreement

A tentative settlement on a new collective agreement for Trent food service workers was reached last night between negotiating teams for Local 3205 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and Compass Group Canada Ltd., which operates as Chartwells at Trent University. The new agreement will come into effect pending ratification.

CUPE will hold a ratification vote for its members later this week. The union will not disclose details of the tentative settlement until members have had the opportunity to review its contents and vote on the agreement.

CUPE 561 members ratify pension plan transfer

CUPE 561 members ratified the agreement to transfer active employees in the SD43 Non-Teaching Pension Plan (NTPP) to the BC Municipal Pension Plan (MPP) with 97 per cent of members voting in favour.

Ballots were counted on Saturday after the last of three meetings for members to hear details about the plan and vote on ratification. Current SD43 retirees will remain members of the NTPP.

Trent food service workers send message to employer to put an end to precarious work

By a margin of 96 per cent, Trent’s food service workers have voted down a contract offer from their employer that failed to address the issue of precarious work.

At the demand of food services giant Compass Group Canada, the Ministry of Labour held a supervised vote by employees on the company’s latest offer. Over a hundred Trent food service workers voted yesterday (Thursday), with the vast majority choosing to reject the deal.