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Dec. 10, 1948
Today is International Human Rights Day, commemorating the signing at the United Nations of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states, in part: everyone has the right to good working conditions, equal pay for equal work, fair compensation, the right to form and join a trade union, and limited working hours. “Everyone has the right to form and join trade unions for the protection of his interests.”
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New Contract at Veolia
Updated On: Mar 03, 2011

   "This agreement is good for our workers and good for transit riders. It provides fair wage increases over a 4-year contract term and avoids disruption in transit service," said Sean Cedenio, Secretary-Treasurer of Local 570. "The agreement also relieves covered employees of a portion of their health insurance cost burden."

   "Additionally, the Union and the Company worked together to implement enhanced safety standards and improvements to its attendance policy. I don't think our success in obtaining this contract would have been possible if the workers were not highly mobilized to get fair compensation for the services they provide. I want to thank the public for their very important role in our success. Their support was critical for us. At one point, a mass of supportive emails from concerned riders shut down the company's email system.

   "The ratification of the new contract concludes a long, protracted battle to get what these workers deserved. It will help our people plan for a better future for themselves and their families while they continue to provide safe and on-time service to the commuting public."


 
 
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