Contract approved by Coca-Cola workers in Ottawa

February 11, 2013 at 8:57pm

A 16-month deal for the 89 members at Coca-Cola in Ottawa includes a number of improvements. All employees receive a lump sum payment of $400 and new language allows workers to use their banked overtime in off peak periods or during layoff. One hour banked at 1.5 times the rate is equivalent to 1.5 hours straight time pay, and one hour at 2 times the rate is equivalent to two hours straight time.

A new trial for full-service vending will be rolled out on a base rate plus commission formula to ensure the existing driver rate is maintained should case count decrease.

Additional new language addresses payroll errors and a new process for quick corrections.

Members ratified their new contract on February 10, 2013.

Union Negotiating Committee: Jim Button, Serge Leblanc, Keith Miles, John Stewart and Union Rep Paul Hardwick.