Food-processing employees at General Mills Canada in Winnipeg sign deal

Contract brings higher wages, more vacation: UFCW
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 04/22/2019
Collective agreement
UFCW 832 represents about 90 employees at the Winnipeg plant working in production, shipping, and other departments. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW), Local 832 members working at General Mills Canada in Winnipeg ratified a new union contract on April 13 that provides wage increases and more vacation, among other gains.

Under the new collective agreement, the General Mills workers will see improvements to vacation language and job postings and will also receive 100 per cent coverage from an expanded list of approved safety footwear, said the union.

In addition, employees will see their wages rise by $1.70 per hour over the next four years. Wage increases are retroactive to Nov. 1, 2018, said UFCW.

General Mills Canada is a production facility that makes Pizza Pops. UFCW 832 represents about 90 employees at the Winnipeg plant working in production, shipping, and other departments.

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

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