Deal for members at Kirkland Lake Foodland
The 37-member bargaining unit at Kirkland Lake Foodland, formerly the Grocery Depot, had the opportunity to vote on a new three-year deal at a ratification meeting held May 16, 2010. The new contract, ratified at the meeting, includes the following:
- End rate wages for some classifications increase over the course of the contract by up to 80 cents per hour. Active employees still employed as of June 11, 2010, and who do not receive a wage increase on June 11 as established in the new wage grid, will receive a lump sum payment of $100.
- Part-time workers now receive two sick days per year, up from the previous one.
- The company will direct a portion of its current contribution to the Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pension Plan (CCWIPP) into the CCWIPP Stabilization Fund on behalf of the members working at this location.
- Employer contributions to the workers’ dental plan increase to 37 cents per hour, up from 31 cents, over the course of the contract.
- Employees required to wear safety footwear will receive an annual allowance of $75 toward that purchase.
- Family Day is added as a paid holiday.
- The company will contribute $125 per year toward the Local 175 Training & Education Fund.
Union Negotiating Committee: Alain Barrette, Kim Villeneuve and Union Rep Dave White.