Members of Dakota Ojibway Child and Family Services (Locals 435-437), who provide a full range of services to support First Nation families throughout southern Manitoba, ratified their first collective agreement today.

Highlights of the four-year agreement include improvements to benefits, sick leave, increased compensatory days, and a flexible work agreement. Most importantly, the first contract provides improved job security and fixed terms, conditions and transparency in the workplace for the 45 members covered by the new collective agreement.

The bargaining committee encourages members who have not yet signed a membership application form to contact the MGEU Resource Centre to ensure they receive a copy of the collective agreement once it’s printed.