Unico Food processing employees in Vaughan, Ont., ratify contract

Wages hiked to almost $2 per hour by end of deal: UFCW
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 06/18/2019
Collective agreement
The new agreement is effective from July 24, 2018, to July 23, 2022 and covers 35 workers, said the union. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

United Food and Commercial Workers union (UFCW) Canada, Local 1006A members working at Unico in Vaughan, Ont., ratified a new union contract on June 15.

The new agreement is effective from July 24, 2018, to July 23, 2022 and covers 35 workers, said the union.

Highlights of the four-year collective agreement include wage increases of $0.35 per hour (retroactive to date of expiry), $0.35 per hour in 2019 and $0.40 per hour in 2020, 2021 and 2022, enhanced union representation during discipline cases, the right to review personnel files improved leave of absence language, improvements to bereavement-leave language and an increase in the vision-care benefit.

UFCW Canada Local 1006A represents 36,000 members in a range of sectors across Ontario, including the grocery retail, food processing, hospitality, laundry, warehousing, transportation and eye-care industries.

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