Bunge Canada members achieve 3-year agreement
On October 27, 2016, the more than 70 members of Local 175 working at Bunge Canada achieved a new three-year collective agreement.
All rates and classifications receive increases of 2% in each year of the contract term. Workers classified as EOF Support Operator, Millwright/Steamfitter, and Operator 1 receive additional adjustments over and above the overall wage increase.
Employees who continue to work past the normal age of retirement (65) will continue to earn a pension and make contributions to the plan. Once your postponed retirement begins, your benefit will take your additional years of service and contribution into account.
Other improvements include pay of 1.5 times the regular rate for qualified employees to provide training to other employees. Sick pay improves over the course of the agreement, as do the maximums for eye glass and hearing aid coverage which increase to $270 (per two-year period) and $800, respectively. The dental plan will cover costs on the current year’s Ontario Dental Association (ODA) fee schedule going forward, and the yearly maximums increase as well.
Union Negotiating Committee: Jeff Laing, Dennis Packham, Rob Schrock, Chuck Smith, and Union Rep Ashleigh Garner.