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Agreement ratified by members at Atikokan Foods

October 9, 2018 at 12:25pm

Atikokan Foods members ratify new collective agreementRetail grocery workers at Atikokan Foods have achieved a new agreement.

Those Atikokan Foods employees at minimum wage receive an increase of 2.2% or a raise equivalent to the Rate of Inflation, whichever is greater. The top rate for Meat Cutters improves by $2.14 per hour over the duration of the agreement. Top rate for Food Service workers will increase by $2.11 per hour over the contract term. A new premium for Lead Hand will provide an additional $2 per hour worked as such. The employer will reimburse employees $20 for the purchase of two pairs of dress pants.

Bereavement leave for part-time workers now provides three days’ paid leave, as well as internment language.

The 22-member bargaining unit secured their new agreement at a ratification meeting on October 1, 2018.

Union Negotiating Committee (see photo to right): Marlene Hagen, Susan Roy, and Union Rep Tracy Stubbs (not pictured).

Union negotiations are happening every day at UFCW Locals 175 & 633.

Read more about some of the other members of the Union who have ratified a new contract recently!

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UFCW Locals 175 & 633 represents tens of thousands of workers in the retail grocery industry across the province including Metro, Food Basics, The Barn Markets, Fortinos, Zehrs Great Foods, Loblaws, Real Canadian Superstore, YIG, No Frills, Sobeys, FreshCo, Safeway, Foodland, Wholesale Club, and a number of independent retailers as well.