Kingston, Ont. – October 19, 2019 –UFCW 175 members at the Metro Bayridge Road supermarket in Kingston have ratified a new collective agreement with a number of gains and improvements.
The Union Negotiating Committee worked hard to achieve a good agreement with improvements the members at the store wanted to see. Some of the gains and improvements include:
better scheduling language for full-time employees at Metro Bayridge that provides full-timers a regular day off during the week when feasible;
evening shifts scheduled to 10 p.m., instead of 10:30 p.m.;
Group 2 employees can be scheduled three evening shifts per week, only to a maximum of three weeks in a row. Every fourth week may only have a maximum of two evening shifts for those workers. Group 2 employees will also receive a two-day weekend once every five weeks;
all employees working between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. will receive the night shift premium now;
full-time employees are now guaranteed an eight-hour shift when working a statutory holiday;
and a number of monetary improvements, including higher end rates for part-time employees.
The contract covers more than 70 members at the store. You can get the full story of the new collective agreement at Metro Bayridge 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 the outstanding work of UFCW 175 & 633, visit www.ufcw175.com.
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