UFCW members at Black Velvet Distillers in Lethbridge, Alta., ratify new agreement

Wages, shift premiums increased in deal
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 02/13/2017

UFCW Canada Local 401 members working at Black Velvet Distillers in Lethbridge, Alta., have ratified a new collective agreement.

The new contract includes a number of gains such as pension increases in each year, an improved boot allowance, increases to benefits including eye glass coverage as well as improved chiropractic and wellness care, according to the union.

The contract also features significant increases to shift premiums, as well as wage increases in each year of the agreement. Members will also receive retroactive pay, said the union.

Black Velvet whisky has been produced in Canada since 1951 and is sold in more than 55 countries around the world.

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