Arctic Co-Operatives workers in Winnipeg sign new agreement

Wages rise by 13.5 per cent over life of contract: UFCW
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 11/23/2017

Union members at Arctic Co-Operatives in Winnipeg ratified a new agreement on Nov. 18.

During the life of the six-year agreement, employees’ wages will increase by 13.5 per cent . In addition to the wage increase, all members will receive a $1,000 lump-sum payment, according to the United Food and Commercial Workers Canada (UFCW), Local 832

Other monetary gains include allowances for winter parkas and out-of-town work. The new agreement also contains enhancements to personal leave and improved language for term positions, said the union.

Incorporated in 1972, Arctic Co-Operatives Limited is a servicing vehicle for numerous co-operative businesses in northern Canada. UFCW 832 represents non-management employees at the Co-op, who work as mail clerks, merchandise coordinators, and in other positions.

UFCW Canada Local 832 is Manitoba’s largest union, representing more than 18,000 members in a wide variety of industries, including the retail food, health care, food processing, security, industrial, textile, and transportation sectors.

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