Contract ratified at Metro March Road
The three-year deal for members at Metro March Road provides three $900 lump sum payments for full-time employees at the end rate paid between now and May 1, 2020. Similarly, part-time employees at the end rate receive three lump sum payments of $500. In addition, part-time will see wage adjustments as part of the improved minimum wage grid. Employees required to perform Shipping & Receiving duties for two or more hours per day receive a shift premium of 50 cents per hour for hours so worked.
Part-time employees with three years or more of service receive a minimum hours’ guarantee of 24 per week, up from 18. Those part-timers with more than five years’ service get a guarantee of 28 hours per week, up from 20. The boot allowance increases to $100 per year for full-time, and $100 every two years for part-time.
A new health plan includes a drug card, plus improvements to provide 100% coverage on generic drugs and 80% on brand-name. Vision care now provides $200 plus $50 toward eye exams as well. Members receive up to $400 per 24-month period toward the purchase of orthotics.
Members can now take bereavement leave within 15 days of the family member’s death, and can save a day for later internment. In addition, the leave can be taken in up to three separate blocks of time.
Union Negotiating Committee: Spencer Griffin, Martin Larocque, Nicole Saumier, Allan Williamson and Union Rep Shannon Epp.