Ikwe Widdjiitiwin Ratifies New Deal with 100% of the Vote

December 19, 2019

On December 17, 2019, the members at Ikwe Widdjiitiwin, an Indigenous women’s crisis shelter, have ratified a new deal that guarantees them a 4% wage increase over three years and retro pay to April 1, 2018.

Other highlights from the new deal include:

Tentative Agreement Reached with IKWE

October 10, 2019

I am pleased to advise that a tentative agreement has been reached with your Employer on the renewal of your Collective Agreement.  All outstanding issues were resolved during negotiations that took place between the parties on October 4, 2019. 

IKWE Negotiations Scheduled for December 5

November 27, 2018

The union negotiating committee, led by Sonia Taylor and assisted by Tara Campbell-Stacey and Sheila Sinclair, will be exchanging proposals with the IKWE committee on December 5, 2018.

The collective agreement for the members working at IKWE expired on March 31, however, the current agreement remains in place until a new agreement has been reached. The union bargaining committee will be requesting retroactive pay on any monetary increases negotiated.

IKWE Collective Agreement Up for Negotiations

February 8, 2018

The existing collective agreement for the union members at Ikwe-Widdiitiwin (IKWE) expires on March 31, 2018. IKWE is a crisis shelter for Aboriginal women and children seeking refuge from domestic violence situations.

Agreement reached at IKWE

May 11, 2015

The bargaining committees for IKWE-Widdjiitiwin have reached a tentative deal on the renewal of a new collective agreement for the union members working there. The new agreement, which the union negotiatingcommittee is endorsing to the membership, provides improvements to existing wages, benefits and contract language. As such the union has scheduled a ratification vote for Sunday, June 14, at either 1 or 4 p.m. The union will disclose the fulldetails of the new deal agreement prior to the vote.

Negotiations Update for Ikwe-Widdjiitiwin Members

July 17, 2007
We know that you have been very patient about your wage increases for 2006 and 2007. The issue has been one of getting proper government funding for the Shelters for this time period.

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