Brandon, Man. – July 19, 2018 – UFCW Canada Local 832 members working at the Coca-Cola plant in Brandon, Manitoba have ratified a new contract that provides wage increases, improvements to benefits, and more.
Workers at the Brandon Coca-Cola plant receive, repackage, and deliver all Coca-Cola products that are distributed throughout the Westman Region of Manitoba.
Under the new four-year collective agreement, members will enjoy the following gains:
A 6.25 percent wage increase for all job classifications over the life of the contract;
A one-time $400 lump sum payment for all full-time employees;
An increase to pension and short-term disability benefits;
A higher footwear allowance; and
A new on-call premium for service technicians.
“The bargaining committee recommended acceptance of this new deal and the 92 percent yes vote shows that members agreed this is a good contract,” says lead union negotiator Martin Trudel.
UFCW Canada Local 832 is Manitoba’s largest private sector union, representing over 18,000 members in a wide variety of industries, including the retail food, health care, food processing, security, industrial, textile, and transportation sectors. To learn more about UFCW 832, visit their website.