Food processing members at Highbury Canco end strike, ratify new contract – UFCW 175 & 633
Leamington, Ont. – March 16, 2023 – Over 430 UFCW 175 members at Highbury Canco recently took down picket-lines after ratifying a new three-year collective agreement, sounding a major victory for members.
In year one of the new collective agreement all classifications will see a $2.00 per hour increase to wages and $2.70 over the life of the contract. Maintenance will see a $2.50 increase in year one and $3.20 over the life of the contract.
Members will also be eligible for a $450 ratification bonus in lieu of retroactive pay to go alongside new shift premiums at $0.40 cents per hour for afternoon shift and $0.75 cents per hour for midnight shift.
Members also achieved increased RRSP contributions, long-term disability payments, vacation, job protections and increased contributions to the local union’s Training and Education Fund.
To read more about the collective bargaining victory at Highbury Canco, 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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