Members at Elliott Lake Foodland achieve 3-year contract

May 25, 2016 at 2:12pm

Retail grocery members at Elliott Lake Foodland met on May 16, 2016, to vote on a negotiated memorandum of settlement that will see them through the next three years.

The ratified agreement includes a lump sum payment of $500 for full-time and $250 for part-time at the end rate in the first year, an end rate increase of 25 cents per hour in year two, and another lump sum payment of $500 for full-time and $250 for part-time workers at the end rate. The part-time wage grid includes adjustments so that progression rates stay ahead of any adjustments made to the provincial minimum wage.

Additional improvements include increased hours to 24 per week for all part-time, and full-time employees receive an additional paid sick day. Employer contributions to the UFCW Local 175 Training & Education fund increase to $1,000 per year, up from $500.

Union Negotiating Committee: Christopher Mayhew, April Porter, Stephane Tellier, and Union Rep Jeff Barry.