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Norfolk Fruit workers ratify

August 26, 2011 at 4:40pm

The bargaining unit comprised of more than 50 workers at Norfolk Fruit Growers Association in Simcoe approved a new three-year collective agreement at a ratification vote held on August 11, 2011. Workers achieved
  •  Wages increase by 25 cents per hour in the first year, retroactive to June 29, 2011, by 30 cents per hour in the second year and by 35 cents per hour in the third year of the contract term.
  • The company will contribute an additional 5 cents per hour worked toward the Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pension Plan (CCWIPP) effective June 29, 2011. This amount increases by 4 cents per hour worked in June 2013.
  • Language improvements address grievance procedure and a letter of understanding outlines procedures for filling Summer Clean Up and/or Room Testing work.
Union Negotiating Committee: Annette Davis, Gail Johnstone, Carol Pender and Union Rep Joe DeMelo.