Calgary – October 7, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 401 members working for Compass Group at various Alberta Correctional Services facilities have ratified a new contract.
The new province-wide collective agreement covers members working at remand centres, correctional facilities, and young offenders units across Alberta.
Throughout the bargaining process, the Compass Group members stuck together through several mediation sessions, and also delivered a strong strike mandate in order to achieve this new contract.
The new three-year deal contains a variety of gains for members, including improved just-cause provisions for termination, better representation language for stewards, and stronger employee rights regarding discipline.
As well, the new contract features restrictions on consecutive days of work, improvements to family leave language, better provisions for members wishing to address workplace concerns with their employer, and improved health and safety language.
Monetary highlights include wage increases in each year of the contract, along with full retroactive pay, improved overtime provisions, signing bonuses for all employees, longevity bonuses paid annually, improved eye exam and glasses coverage, and better sick pay.
UFCW Canada Local 401 proudly represents over 27,000 members working in a variety of industries across Alberta. To learn more about UFCW Canada Local 401, click here.