Best Service Pros
On Sunday June 5, Best Service Pros workers representing the cleaners at five post-secondary campuses ratified their second collective agreement with SEIU Local 2! The results were announced on Tuesday June 7 with an overwhelming majority accepting the new contract.
Thanks to the hard work of the Bargaining Committee, workers have made significant workplace improvements. The deal was intentionally negotiated to be for one year so that Best workers at these post-secondary institutions can join city-wide bargaining next year with thousands of janitors across British Columbia.
See some of the key highlights below in the renewed collective agreement:
- Wage increases ranging from 6%-10% for the majority of workers
- Improvements to the health & dental plan such as paramedic services (massage, physiotherapy etc.)
- Health Benefits are available for part-time workers
- Better vacation entitlements
- Two paid personal days per year in addition to the five paid legislated sick days
- Boxing Day as a new paid statutory holiday
If you need to enroll in benefits and download your claims forms, visit our member resource page – enroll for medical benefits.
Contact the union office and ask to speak to your representative if you still have any questions.
The Best Service Pros collective agreement is set to expire on May 31, 2022. Throughout March of this year, members filled out bargaining surveys during worksite visits so your bargaining committee could know what your priorities are this round of bargaining.
Over the last few months, the bargaining committee has been meeting with Management to negotiate a renewed collective agreement. On May 10, a deal was finally reached that could be presented to the membership for a vote.
Best Service Pros workers unionized with SEIU Local 2 throughout 2017 and 2018. This time however, we have come back to the table much stronger with membership from five post-secondary campuses representing nearly 300 workers.
SEIU Local 2 also represents Best Service Pros janitors at Tsawwassen Mills Shopping Centre, Metropolis at Metrotown Shopping Centre, Guildford Town Centre and the Parkinson Recreation Centre.
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed how essential the work of janitors is to keep the public safe and healthy. It’s about time that this appreciation is reflected in fairer compensation through our wages and benefits. With inflation continuing to rise and Covid not going away, the work of janitors could not be more important.