Three-year contract for PXL workers
On September 8, members of Local 175 working at Cobourg’s PXL Cross Linked Foam facility secured a new collective agreement that will see them through the next three years.
Wages increase by 1 per cent retroactive to the expiry of the previous contract. Workers also receive subsequent increases of 2 per cent plus shift premium improvements in the second year, and 2.2 per cent in the third year of the deal.
The annual maximum for dental coverage increases to $1,500, the boot allowance improves to $200 per year, and the RSP contribution rate goes to 6 per cent, up from 4 per cent. Workers with 13 years of service or more are now entitled to improved paid vacation entitlement of five weeks.
Union Negotiating Committee: Timothy Conway, Matt Todish and Union Rep Paul Hardwick.