The Union Advantage
Union members enjoy better wages, working conditions, and more say at work. Forming a union can take as little as a couple of months. SEIU Local 2 will be there to support you every step of the way with financial and staff resources.
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How much more on average do unionized workers make?
All Workers: +20% more than average
Temporary Workers: +42% more than average
Young Workers: +24% more than average
Women Workers: +27% more than average
ALL Union workers are more likely to have workplace benefits, pensions, and paid time off (like sick days)
Know Your Workers’ Rights
It is illegal for your employer to:
- Fire you for union activities;
- Ask if you or someone else have signed a union card;
- Threaten lay-off, cut in pay, and reduction in hours for your union activity;
- Transfer you or give you job assignments differently than other workers for your union activity;
- Deny the union the right to talk with you or try to prevent you from talking to the union off-work time and work premises;
- Harass you because you support the union
Should your employer engage in any of these activities, document it (i.e. what was said, when, where) and let a union organizer know as soon as possible.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does forming a union help?
Thousands of workers across Canada who work in various sectors have formed a union with SEIU and negotiated contracts with medical benefits, paid sick days, improved and guaranteed wage increases and safer working conditions. You can do the same!
Does having a union provide me with more job security?
Yes. When you are part of a union the employer can’t get away with terminating workers without a justifiable reason. With a union you will have a grievance procedure that empowers you to fight back should you be unfairly disciplined, laid-off or fired.
Can I unionize if I work from home?
Yes. If you’re working from home, chances are you have a direct line of communication to many of your co-workers, some added flexibility to your schedule, and less direct supervision. You do not need to be working under the same roof as your co-workers in order to form a union together.