Peterborough, Ont. – October 5, 2021 – UFCW 175 & 633 members at Minute Maid in Peterborough, Ontario recently ratified a new four-year collective agreement that, in addition to increasing wages, has boosted reimbursement for mental services by $1,000.
The new collective agreement at Minute Maid increases wages by $2.20 over the life of the contract while also boosting shift and lead hand premiums. Member’s life insurance benefit increases from $40,000 to $70,000 and support for mental health services goes up from $500 to $1,500 with the new deal.
Non-monetary improvements include language for steward representation during disciplinary meetings, time limits on disciple, no contracting out, improved scheduling for continental shifts, added float day to be taken at members’ discretion and pandemic language to encourage regular discussions between employer, joint health and safety committee and union representatives.
UFCW Canada Locals 175 & 633 represents more than 70,000 hard-working Ontarians in almost every sector of the economy. To learn more about the outstanding work of UFCW 175 & 633, visit the Local Union's website.
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