WIPTEC workers in Sherbrooke, Que., achieve new contract

Premium increases, new holidays part of deal: UFCW
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 12/03/2018
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WIPTEC employs more than 200 UFCW Canada Local 500 members who work as general labourers, forklift operators and inventory managers for the full-service shipping company. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) Canada, Local 500 members working at WIPTEC in Sherbrooke, Que., achieved a new collective agreement on Nov. 27.

The agreement features wage increases ranging from nine per cent to 19 per cent in the first year, to 22 per cent and 35 per cent by the end of the contract’s duration, said the union.

The agreement also features an increase in the evening-premium to $0.50 per hour, an increase in the night-premium to $0.60 per hour, the addition of a trainer’s premium of $0.75 per hour per hour worked for a guaranteed minimum of two hours and an increase in the safety-boot premium to $100, said UFCW.

Also part of the new contract are five holidays that are now converted to floating holidays, an additional sick day after one year of service, overtime offered by seniority and a fourth week of vacation after 10 years of service. In addition, a fifth week is added after 18 years of service, said the union.

WIPTEC employs more than 200 UFCW Canada Local 500 members who work as general labourers, forklift operators and inventory managers for the full-service shipping company.

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