Members ratify three-year deal at Coca-Cola London
The three-year term includes a lump sum of $800 paid out in the first year, plus an increase of 2% in year two, and a 2.5% raise in year three. Drivers who require a Driver’s Medical exam will receive reimbursement of $100 from the company in the second and third year of the contract term. Members will also benefit from enhanced payout of 125% for any unused sick days.
Employees will now take part in an employer pension plan that will see the company contribute 5% per employee’s annual earnings per year. Members will contribute 2% of their earnings per year to the plan as well. In addition, the new agreement contains enhanced severance language for all Union members.
The Union’s negotiating committee secured new scheduling language to allow for 12-hour work days, plus provisions for new full-time positions. Going forward, the employer will provide all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for employees. Other language improvements address the observation of statutory holidays, and an increase to the company’s contributions to the UFCW Local 175 Training & Education Fund.
Members ratified the new agreement on January 27, 2019.
Union Negotiating Committee: Mike Forbes, Tony McCarthy, Rick Uhrig, and Union Rep Lee Johnson-Koehn.