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Members ratify new contract at Metro Stafford in Ottawa

December 4, 2014 at 7:47am

At a November 30th ratification meeting, the members of Locals 175 & 633 at Metro Stafford in Ottawa ratified a new collective agreement.

End rates for full-time Clerks, Cashiers, Wrappers, and Receivers increase by a total of $1.35 per hour over the term of the contract with a $1,000 one-time lump sum payment in the final year. Part-time Clerks, Cashiers and Wrappers receive increases totalling $1.35 per hour plus a $600 lump sum payment in the final year of the contract, and part-time Service Clerks receive increases totalling $1 per hour and a $600 lump sum in the last year. In addition, workers benefit from an increased safety boot allowance, an improved night crew shift premium and a new premium paid for receiver relief.

Workers now receive a direct pay drug card for prescription medications, as well as improvements to the short-term disability and extended health care coverage. The contract also includes new orthopedic shoe and/or orthotics coverage. New language addresses bullying in the workplace and the duty to accommodate.

Union Negotiating Committee: Diane Forsyth, Dustin Michaud, Jodie-Lynn Skinner, and Union Rep Simon Baker.