Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, Que. – June 10, 2019 – UFCW Canada Local 501 members working at the Association chasse et pêche Martin-Pêcheur, a hunting and fishing association in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec, have a new union contract that provides wage increases, higher premiums, and more.
The new collective agreement runs until November 2021 and covers 15 UFCW 501 members who work as receptionists and patrollers at the association.
Under the new contract, members will enjoy the following gains:
- Wage increases of 4 percent in Year 1, 2 percent in Year 2, and 2.5 percent in Year 3;
- A $0.25 per hour increase in the patroller premium;
- A $0.25 per hour increase for assistant receptionists; and
- Job postings will now be made available to everyone.
”Congratulations to the members at the Association chasse et pêche Martin-Pêcheur, who played a vital role in these negotiations,” says Daniel Nadeau, UFCW 501 Director for Eastern Quebec. “We bargained with passion and determination and are very happy with the results,” he adds.
UFCW Canada Local 501 represents over 19,000 members at more than 410 companies across Quebec and New Brunswick. To learn more about UFCW 501 and its outstanding work, visit the Local Union’s website.
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