New deal for Liberté warehouse workers

February 17, 2014 at 1:36pm

On February 8, 2014, the 40 members of Local 175 working at the Liberté warehouse in Brampton achieved a new collective agreement.

The three-year agreement includes wage increases totalling $1.06 per hour over the deal’s term. Premium pay for the afternoon shift increases to $1 per hour and the effective January 1, 2016 the boot allowance improves to $130 per year.

Severance pay language now provides 1.5 week’s pay per year of service, with no minimum, to a maximum of 36 weeks.

Step-parents, step-siblings and step-children are now included in bereavement language. There is an increase to the annual sick leave hours entitlement and the employer agrees to maintain the level of health and welfare benefits.

Additional improvements address hours of work and overtime, and language regarding no contracting out of work is renewed.

Union Negotiating Committee: John Buttarazzi, John Gallant, Servicing Rep Lionel MacEachern, and Region 6 Director Luc Lacelle.