Ingredion workers secure new deal
Members working at Ingredion Inc (formerly Casco) in London ratified a new four-year agreement on January 25, 2013. Members will benefit from wage increases of 1% plus a lump sum payment of $1,000 in the first year of the agreement, a lump sum of $1,500 in the second year, as well as a 2.5% increase in the 3rd and 4th years. Workers will now receive a guaranteed minimum of 4 hours pay or 4 hours work for any scheduled shift as well as double time for mandatory unscheduled overtime and a new sunset clause for discipline. The employer will pay a maximum of $250 every 2 years in eye care for each member and their family, while long-term disability payments increase to $5,000 per month. Bereavement language improves with an additional one day leave for an aunt or uncle. Language around negotiating committee members now includes a guarantee of zero lost wages during bargaining meetings with the employer.
Negotiating Committee: Brian Furtney, Leo Hoefnagels, Brian Harms, Ken Nickles and Union Representative Rob Nicholas.