The union representing 120 employees working across Canada for U.S. telecommunications company Zayo Group has ratified a four-year collective agreement that includes pension and benefits gains.

Unifor Local 2000A was able to protect and maintain the company’s defined benefit pension plan; however, the employee contribution will increase from three per cent to 4.5 per cent. In addition, unionized employees will see their dental coverage increase from $1,500 to $2,000 and their vision coverage will increase every 24 months up to $300. As well, their coverage for physiotherapy will increase from $500 to $800.

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The agreement also includes wage increases of five per cent in the first year, then four per cent over the next three years, marking the most significant wage gains since the 1980s.

In other news, the union representing more than 420 employees at Ontario Northland Transportation Commission has ratified a collective agreement that includes benefits gains.

The agreement includes an increase in generic drug coverage from 90 per cent to 100 per cent, a $50 dental increase and a $25 increase for eye exams, moving the coverage from $75 to $100. The company will also now provide a separate $600 for employees to use on mental-health coverage alone, outside of the $600 it already allocates for its combined paramedical services coverage.

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