Is the union screwing me in advance?
August 6, 2012 5:49 PM Subscribe
I'm applying for a union (CUPE) job that I am almost 100% sure I am going to be offered. I think I am worth more than the union mandated payscale. What extras can I request/negotiate?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The union specifies that new employees with my job title receive compensation within a very specific band. I intend to insist on the top of that band, but still think I am worth more.
My (mistaken?) understanding is that the employers can't offer me a salary above that range, so what else can I ask for to sweeten the deal?
I am thinking of asking for 4 weeks vacation instead of two and asking for the benefits to become available after two months instead of the usual six, but I don't know if these are things that are mandated by the union as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.