Food processing members at Rogers Foods secure higher wages – UFCW 1518

Armstrong, B.C. – July 27, 2019 – UFCW Local 1518 members working at Rogers Foods have achieved a new collective agreement that provides the highest monetary package ever negotiated by the union.

Located in Armstrong, British Columbia, Rogers Foods has been milling natural flour and cereal products from Canadian grains for over 60 years.

Under their new five-year union contract, the Rogers Foods members will enjoy a 12.75 percent wage increase retroactive to February 2019. Other highlights include increases to shift premiums, improved bereavement leave, a higher protective footwear allowance, and a floater day for members with 25 or more years of service. Additionally, members will now have earlier eligibility for the UFCW 1518 Pension Plan.

“This agreement demonstrates the power of collective bargaining and its ability to improve the lives of working people,” says Kim Novak, President of UFCW 1518. “When we achieve robust contracts like this one, with so many gains for workers, we drive up standards and expectations in the industry. Unions continue to set the high bar of good working conditions and fair compensation in Canada,” she adds.

The Local would like to thank the union negotiating committee, comprised of UFCW 1518 members Will Schroepfler and Glenn Lutes, and assisted by Union Representative Shari Jensen. To read more about the new union contract at Rogers Foods, click here.

UFCW Canada Local 1518 represents 22,000 members working in the community health, retail, industrial, and professional sectors across British Columbia. To learn more about UFCW 1518 and its outstanding work, visit the Local Union’s website.

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