Quebec City – September 22, 2014 – UFCW Local 509 is proud to announce that a new collective agreement has been reached by members at the IGA in Normandin.
The new agreement includes wage increases of 3% in the first year and 2.35% in the following years. It was also agreed to raise the premium for the assistant manager and head of dairy and frozen products to $1 per hour. The night premium will now be 80 cents per hour and the evening premium will be 50 cents per hour.
Following are the highlights of the new contract for the members at this store in the Lac-Saint-Jean region:
- The UFCW Quebec dental plan will remain in effect ;
- The employer’s contribution to the Solidarity Fund will go up to $2.50 in 2016 and $5 in 2018;
- Sick leave will increase to 48 hours and be paid at 100% if not taken;
- The number of hours in the progression scale will be reduced to 650.
“I am delighted that this new collective agreement has been concluded,” said Daniel Nadeau, President of Local 509. “It provides for competitive working conditions in the food sector and provides the continuation of good, unionized jobs. The workers welcomed the agreement proposed by the bargaining committee because their wishes have been incorporated into the new labour contract.”