Ingredion Canada employees in Cardinal, Ont., ratify new agreement

2.5 per cent wage increase in each of four years of deal: Unifor
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 04/26/2019
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The union represents 143 workers at the plant. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Employees who work at the Ingredion Canada corn processing plant in Cardinal, Ont., voted 83 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement on April 17.

“We were successful in fighting off concessions proposed by the company and made some real gains for our hard-working members,” said Joe Roode, Unifor, Local 483 president.  

The agreement includes improved language, benefits and a 2.5 per cent wage increase in each year of the four-year agreement, said the union.

Trade workers will also see an additional increase of $0.50 in the second year of the contract.  This equates to an average increase in wages of about $3.80 an hour during the term of the agreement, said Unifor.

The union represents 143 workers at the plant.

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