P&H poultry workers ratify two-year contract
Members working at the poultry processing facility P&H Foods in Hanover met on May 16, 2010 to vote on a renewed contract that will take them through the next two years. The approximately 370 workers secured the following improvements in the ratified deal:
- All active employees receive a one-time lump sum of $100 in June.
- Schedule B wages for Engineers and Millwrights increase by $1 per hour over the two-year term.
- The company will contribute 36 cents per hour toward the Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pension Plan (CCWIPP) Stabilization Fund.
- New language addresses layoff and recall and same-sex partners are now included in bereavement leave language.
Union Negotiating Committee: Raymond Dempsey, Bruce Dosman, Sheila Weppler, Ronald Zippel and Union Rep Angus Locke.