Members at Coca Cola in Gatineau unanimously vote in favour of new collective agreement!
July 19, 2017
The new four year agreement will provide increases in the form of a lump sum payment of $1000 August 2017, effective January 1, 2018 $0.52, Effective January 1, 2019 $0.52 and effective January 1, 2020 $0.60. The Day Shift Lead will now be paid the rate of pay of the highest classification under his supervision plus a lead hand premium. In the first year this is an increase from $22.54 to $24.88, an increase of $2.34 per hour. Pension improvements include a defined contribution pension plan that the employer will match up to 7.5%.
The procedure for vacation selection has been improved, and there are less limitations with regard to blackout periods. In addition employees can now use vacation days when there is a reduction in hours.
In the event of a plant closure or a layoff of 30 days or more the members will now be given preference of employment in another of the employer’s facilities.
The safety boot allowance will increase to $190.00 and bereavement language will now include five paid days for a step child. Same sex partner language has also been added.
The employer will pay two days every two years for a steward to attend training provided by the Union. In addition the union will be provided 15 minutes during working hours to provide an orientation for all new employees.
Negotiation Committee: Benoit Sabourin, Steve Sauve, Jacques Niquet – Servicing Rep, Daniel Mercier – Director.