Green Grove Food workers vote on three-year agreement

March 5, 2012 at 6:37pm

On February 10, 2012, the members of Local 175 working at Green Grove Food Corp in Mississauga voted to ratify the final offer presented by the company. The contract covers the 38 members of the bargaining unit for the next three years.

Wages improve by 1.5 per cent in the second year and 1.75 per cent in the third year. All workers in the bargaining unit as of May 1, 2012 will participate in the UFCW Benefit Trust Fund health plan. The company will contribute $260 per month per employee toward the Benefit Trust Fund in the first year. This amount increases to $285 in the second year and $310 in the third year. As a result of this negotiated change, employee contributions decrease significantly on a monthly basis and the new plan now also provides a Long Term Disability provision.

The company will post production line machines available that employees can sign up to be trained on and will train workers on those machines as provided for in the terms of the collective agreement.

Other language improvements address Union bulletin boards, negotiating committee, steward representation, pay for temporary assignments, and the current shift times will be maintained for the duration of the contract.

Union Negotiating Committee: Anwar Ali, Daniel Garay, Farid Lodhi, Abdiziz Mohamed, Kaye Sutherland, Union Representative John DiNardo and Region 2 Director, Kelly Tosato.