Bargaining unit members at Dean’s Valu-Mart ratify
On January 14, 2016, the 25 members at Dean’s Valu-Mart in Gore Bay achieved a new collective agreement. Wages increase over the term of the agreement by $1.25 per hour. The first increase is retroactive for hours worked since the expiry of the previous contract. In addition, a new minimum wage grid for part-time employees ensures that those in progression receive an hourly rate that stays ahead of any adjustments made to minimum wage by the province. The boot allowance improves to $100, up from $50, and all full-time employees receive a floater holiday.
Union Negotiating Committee: Ethel Newburn, Jean Pearson, and Union Rep Lionel MacEachern.