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Collective Bargaining Highlights – July 2017

  • Issued: November 2017
  • Content last reviewed: November 2017

Bargaining Overview

In July, 13 settlements[1]were ratified covering approximately 14,389 employees. The average annual base wage increase (AAI) was 1.9% (1.8% public sector; 2.1% private sector). One settlement received a signing bonus payment.

The highest AAI reported was 2.3% for settlements pertaining to other services and transportation, communications and utilities. The agreement for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario had the largest number of employees (approximately 8,100 employees) and received an AAI of 1.9%.

Consumer Price Index in Ontario for June was 1.2% and averaging 1.8% for the year.

Table 1: Average Annual Increase by Industry – July
Industry Settlements Employees Average Annual Increase
January – July
Construction nil nil nil 1.8
Education and Related Services 4 2,494 1.5 1.6
Health and Social Services 1 246 1.6 1.4
Manufacturing 1 1,000 1.6 1.7
Other Services 1 400 2.3 2.6
Primary nil nil nil nil
Public Administration 2 849 1.8 1.6
Trade and Finance 2 8,365 1.9 2.3
Transportation, Communications, and Utilities 2 1,035 2.3 2.0
All Settlements 13 14,389 1.9 1.7

Collective Bargaining Outlook[2]

Major agreements scheduled to expire include municipalities, police services boards, hospitals, long-term care homes, universities, developmental services, College Employer Council, Cami Automotive Inc., and Essar Steel Algoma Inc..

[1]Bargaining units with 150 or more employees.

[2]Bargaining situations resulting from recent Ontario Labour Relations Board decisions or agreements that have been ratified prior to the release of the current monthly publication may not be reflected if the settlement information has not been reported to Collective Bargaining Information Services at the publication’s point in time.

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