The CTE has a proud and long history of negotiating contracts on behalf of its members, which evoke the concerns and realities of the economic environment. The union has industry conferences and business and industry councils that join local unions to negotiate standard contracts in sectors such as paper, steel, aluminum and tires. We are proud to highlight many innovations, such as the Experimental Negotiation Agreement (ENA), which led to the reconciliation of interests as a definitive solution to bargaining issues and not to strikes for the steel industry. This approach has allowed employers to assure their customers that there will be an uninterrupted delivery of steel. In these difficult times when companies were on the verge of bankruptcy or bankruptcy, we restructured the agreements so that the employer had a competitive labour cost, but continued to provide good wages and benefits to our members and allowed us to participate in profits when the company regained its financial capacity. In addition to working and maintaining industry-wide contractual models in the ETC agreements, we are also working with other international unions to increase our bargaining power. In our agreements, we also negotiate the language of workers and unions in order to give our members more input in their work environment. As a member or retiree of our union, you and your family are entitled to a large number of benefits. Benefits include everything from health, dental and other insurance to pensions, retiree health care and other things. Collective agreements set out the terms and conditions of employment of unionized workers as well as the rights, privileges and obligations of the union, employer and workers. You will find accurate information about what you can do in your Special Collective Agreement (CBA), which is available from your local union. If you have other questions or need help, here are some information that can help.
The Sheet Metal Workers` International Association, Local 30 (SMWIA Local 30) represents sheet metal workers at the University of Toronto. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada, Local 58 (IATSE Local 58) represents staff at the University of Toronto Hart House Theatre.