Toronto labour law firm Cavalluzzo and clerical workers reach new collective agreement

Toronto labour law firm Cavalluzzo Shilton McIntyre Cornish LLP has reached a new collective agreement with its clerical employees, after staff took strike action earlier this week.

Unifor 333, upon announcing the deal, said it has “an excellent collective agreement with the law firm, and ratified a new agreement on May 10 that resolved all outstanding issues. Our union is proud of our relationship with Cavalluzzo and we support the invaluable work it does for trade unions and our members.”

The Financial Post reported on the strike action earlier this week. Union head Ken Cole said comments attributed to him where he was quoted as saying pay for clerical workers at the firm as “extremely below the market average” were “not accurate” and had been “misrepresented.”

Unifor said the strike action took place after negotiations over wage increase and pension issues.

Cavalluzzo is one of Canada’s best known labour firms, having represented trade unions and professional organizations since it was founded in 1983. Over the years, the firm’s work includes its representation of the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour in a landmark 2015 Supreme Court case, which enshrined the right of workers to strike as a constitutional right under freedom of association.

“The members of Local 333 are pleased to be back working to represent trade unions,” said Unifor’s statement.

Financial Post

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