Members at Canlyte achieve new contract
On December 17, 2015, members working at Canlyte in Cornwall ratified a new agreement which will see them through the beginning of 2020. Wage rates increase by 1.5% for hours worked between January 11, 2016 and July 4, 2016. Subsequent increases total 5.25% over the remaining years of the contract. Break increase to 15 minutes, up from 12, and workers receive an additional vacation day in 2016.
Pension contributions increase to 1.95% by the third year of the agreement. Eye exams and eyewear are now covered up to $300 per 24-month period. Workers will also see improvements to the boot and clothing allowances over the term of the agreement.
Union Negotiating Committee: Victor Morin, Garfield Plumadore, and Union Rep Shannon Epp.