3-year contract approved by members at Massey Wholesale

October 23, 2015 at 10:17am

On October 18, 2015, the members of UFCW Local 175 who work at Massey Wholesale Ltd. voted yes to a new three-year contract.

Wages increase over the life of the contract by classification including a total of 7% for Transportation, 5.5% for Office/Warehouse, and 5.5% for part-time workers. In addition, the premium for Freezer shifts increases to $1.25 per hour, up from $1. Pension contributions increase to 2.75% and both vision care and contact lens coverage increase to $150.
Members benefit improved language including additional bereavement days, pay out of unused sick days, paid lunches for warehouse workers, two personal days, and a reduction in the years of service required for vacation entitlement.

The Boot/Shoe allowance for full and part-time workers improves to $125, from $110, and the meal allowance for drivers on overnight runs increases to $40, up from $30.
The employer will pay 50% of the cost of printing contract books for the members, and will contribute $500 toward the UFCW Local 175 Education & Training Fund.

Union Negotiating Committee: Denis Duff, Kevin Goddard, Wanda Hall, and Union Rep Lionel MacEachern.