Richelieu Hosiery workers vote yes to 3-year deal

March 1, 2013 at 8:30pm

The 40 bargaining unit members of UFCW Local 175 working at Richelieu Hosiery in Cornwall ratified a new three-year collective agreement on February 25.

All workers employed at Richelieu as of the date of ratification receive a rate increase of 10 cents per hour effective November 2013. Any employees hired after the date of ratification, who have completed the probationary period, receive an increase of 10 cents per hour as of May 2014. All members receive a $50 gift card for Metro/Food Basics no later than March 8, 2013.

New language provides a monthly attendance bonus. Banked hours paid will be considered hours worked for the purposes of paid leaves of absence.

Effective November 2014, those workers with one year of service receive up to $2,000 per year in Dental Benefits, which are also available for spouse and children. Workers entitled to three or more weeks of vacation may take up to one of those weeks as individual days. Employees with 20 years of service or more now receive six weeks’ vacation per year paid at 12%.

Union Negotiating Committee: Rick Brim, Elizabeth Deschamps and Union Rep Daniel Mercier.