Member Testimonial

Food for Thought…..

How Does the Union Help Me?

Below is a message we received from one of our very happy union “sisters”. I think it is important that we remember that the benefits we enjoy at Durham College are a result of the hard work, dedication, and perseverance put forth from previous Bargaining Teams; especially as we head into our upcoming bargaining year.

“I was just reminiscing on my time off on maternity leave and wanted to write up a little thank you.  I was not sure who to send it to, but I think the union who fights for our benefits at the negotiation table is a good start!  So, below is my thank you.  Please feel free to share with colleagues at the union office:

Thank you for being amazing!  I have worked at DC for over 5 years to date and I would go as far as saying that it is one of the best employers across the country!

I am currently on maternity leave and thanks to the amazing benefits DC provides us when on leave, I have been able to truly enjoy the 7.5 months I have been off with my daughter so far.  When speaking to friends who are also on maternity leave, I have yet to hear about another employer who provides benefits as awesome as DC’s.  I am eternally grateful.  I could not imagine worrying about the stress of finances, or having to consider the possibility of returning to work before my daughter turns 1 year.  In place of worry, I have complete joy!  I consider these benefits one of the greatest gifts my employer could ever give me. Nothing is more memorable than quality time spent with family.

Again, I thank you!”