Cornwall, Ont. – February 16, 2019 – UFCW Canada Local 175 members working at Sodexo have achieved a new collective agreement that provides more vacation pay, higher wages, and improved contract language.
Under the new three-year contract, Sodexo members will receive six weeks paid vacation at 12 percent after 30 years of service. Other highlights of the agreement include:
- A better clothing allowance;
- A second shoe allowance of $60 per year when necessary; and
- Language covering gratuity payouts for all departments.
As well, the regular boot allowance improves to $125 per year, up from $100 every two years.
Wages will improve by 1.5 percent as of ratification, with subsequent increases of 1.5 percent in year two and 2 percent the year after. Members will also enjoy a signing bonus of $300 for full-time employees and $150 for part-time workers. The night shift premium, meanwhile, will rise to an hourly rate of $1.00.
In addition, the Sodexo members will gain two paid sick days per year. Employees who do not use their two sick days will receive a $100 bonus payout at the end of the year. And members will also benefit from improvements to bereavement leave.
Sodexo employs roughly122 full-time and 67 part-time unionized employees at their Cornwall location, where members work in hospitality, food services, and facilities management. To read more about the new union contract at Sodexo, click here.
UFCW Canada Locals 175 & 633 represent more than 70,000 hard-working Ontarians in almost every sector of the economy. To learn more about UFCW 175 & 633, visit their website.
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