Health care workers at Medical Pharmacies win better wages – UFCW 175
Sudbury, Ont. – March 14, 2020 – UFCW Local 175 members working at Medical Pharmacies in Sudbury have achieved a new union contract that brings wage improvements and more.
The union negotiating committee was successful in replacing a three-tier wage grid with a single grid, resulting in wage increases for both full-time and part-time workers. Employees will receive the first increase retroactively for hours worked since the expiry of the previous agreement.
Red-circled employees at Medical Pharmacies will see an increase of 1.2 percent in each year of the agreement. As well, the lead hand premium increases to $1 per hour, up from the current rate of 65 cents per hour.
The committee secured a $50 improvement to the employees’ uniform allowance. Full-time workers now receive $200 per year, and part-time workers now receive $150 per year.
Members will also benefit from the addition of a floater day, now receiving two per year.
The agreement covers more than 20 employees at the Sudbury pharmacy.
To read more about the new union contract at Medical Pharmacies, 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 the outstanding work of UFCW 175 & 633, visit the Local Union's website.
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