Ingersoll, Ont. – July 16, 2020 – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the critical work of negotiating improvements for UFCW members continues with workers at Tremblett's YIG, proud members of UFCW Local 1006A, ratifying a new union contract that provides wage increases and more.
Ratified late last month, the new three-year collective agreement contains the following improvements for food retail members at Tremblett's YIG:
- Increases to the end wage rate for both part-time and full-time members;
- Retroactive raises for full-timers and part-timers at the end rate (to March 31, 2020);
- Part-time wage progression reduced from 7,150 hours worked to reach end rate to 4,501 hours worked to reach end rate;
- Full-Time Clerk / Meat Cutter wage grids improved, with increases ranging from $2.00 to $3.50 per hour.
- Wage increases for Part-Time Packer / Front-End Service Clerk at the end rate;
- Introduction of the Lead Hand position with a $0.40 per hour premium;
- Increase to the employee boot allowance; and
- Minimum wage language to protect workers at end rates.
Contract negotiations were led by UFCW 1006A Union Representative Bill Vantol, with support from members Kim Eller and Dave Cant.
“The bargaining committee at Tremblett’s YIG was dedicated to ensuring that the voices and concerns of members were heard,” says UFCW 1006A President Wayne Hanley. “We are proud of the work they did in standing up for the membership and achieving a fair union contract.”
UFCW Local 1006A represents 36,000 members in a wide range of sectors across Ontario, including the grocery retail, food processing, hospitality, laundry, warehousing, transportation, and eye care industries. To learn more about UFCW 1006A and its outstanding work, visit the Local Union’s website.
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