Shoppers Drug Mart workers in British Columbia ratify contract

Lump-sum payments for senior workers: Union
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 07/11/2017

United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 1518 members at the Shoppers Drug Mart in Cloverdale, B.C. ratified a new three-year collective agreement July 11.

The new contract brings wage increases as well as a lump-sum payment for senior members and retroactive pay for new members, said the union.

“Negotiations were challenging, but our bargaining committee was steady and determined,” said Ivan Limpright, UFCW Canada Local 1518 president. “This store is one of only four unionized Shoppers Drug Marts in British Columbia, and we are proud of their achievement in getting a fair contract.”

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