Members at Cavendish Appetizers achieve new contract – UFCW 459

Wheatley, Ont. – May 4, 2015 – UFCW Canada Local 459 members at Cavendish Appetizers in Wheatley, Ontario have overwhelmingly ratified a new five-year collective agreement that provides significant gains for members.

Cavendish Appetizers, a division of Cavendish Farms, is one of North America's leading producers of frozen appetizer food products.

The new contract provides a substantial increase in pension benefits for members, and improvements to contract language as well as an increased employer contribution to the workers' dental plan.

"This contract is a step in the right direction for the Cavendish Appetizers members," says UFCW Canada Local 459 President Rolando Cabral. "The members have achieved a fair contract that shows what workers can accomplish through the collective bargaining process," Brother Cabral adds.