Mississauga, Ont. – August 11, 2018 – UFCW Local 175 food processing members recently ratified a new union contract with Gumpert’s bakery supply in Mississauga, Ontario.
The Gumpert’s members, who make private-label baked goods for various Canadian brands, will see a number of improvements and bonuses as part of their new UFCW contract, including:
Lump sum payments of $400 in the first year, with $300 as of ratification and $100 by the end of January 2019
Wage rate increase across the board by 20 cents per hour in July 2019, and another 50 cents per hour on June 30, 2020
Employer contribution of $1,000 per year toward the UFCW Local 175 Training & Education Fund
Jury duty and/or court witness paid leave
The new union contract also achieves contract language improvements, including the enshrinement of Equal Pay for Equal Work.
The Gumpert’s members join more than 40,000 UFCW members who work in the Canadian food processing sector in multiple provinces across the country.
Food manufacturing is now the largest segment of the Canadian manufacturing sector, surpassing auto and the primary industries in terms of total contribution to gross domestic product.
To get the full picture, check out By the Numbers: The food industry and Canada’s economy.
And to find out more about Canada’s neighbourhood union, and how UFCW members work hard to provide the products that Canadians eat and use every single day, have a look at the UFCW Canada Annual Report.