Agreement ratified by Molson members

February 12, 2015 at 9:29am

On January 29, 2015, the members of Local 175 who work at Molson Coors Canada in Etobicoke met to vote on a negotiated renewal collective agreement. The ratified deal includes the following:

All regular employees hired before 2010 will receive wage increases of 1% in each year of the contract term. Those hired after 2010 will receive between 1.5% and 1.75% in each year. The rate for Temporary Employees rises by 25 cents per hour each year. Any regular employees hired after ratification receive increases at three steps as outlined in the contract language. In addition, the company will offer up to seven employees, who meet the required criteria, a retirement incentive of $50,000 Plus benefits.

The contract also includes a new pension plan: Anyone with six years or more of service, will now be able to voluntarily contribute up to 3% in a voluntary pension plan to which the employer will match up to 3%.

Health & Safety language has been amended to reflect Bill 168 (Workplace Violence and Harassment). The shoe allowance for temporary employees increases to $125, up from $75. A new letter of understanding sets limits on temporary assignments.

Union Negotiating Committee: Bill Cartwright, Ashley Cochrane, Steve Ward and Union Rep Mona Bailey.