1,100 Members at Maple Leaf Heritage achieve new agreement

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April 20, 2017

The 1,100 bargaining unit Members at Maple Leaf Heritage in Hamilton achieved a new collective agreement on March 22, 2017.

Members receive across-the-board increases of 70 cents per hour in the first year with a total increase of $2.25 over the term of the agreement. The Night Shift premium increases to 50 cents per hour over the term of the agreement and a new afternoon shift premium has been added which will reach 30 cents over the term of the agreement. All members will also receive a signing bonus of $300.

Health and Welfare coverage has been improved to provide an increase to the prescription cap which will reach $4,000, up from $2,500, over the term of the agreement. Additionally, Vision Care increases to $300.00 every 24 months and now includes coverage up to $90.00 for eye exams.

Important language has been added regarding mandated overtime, a new sunset clause for discipline, and clarifications have been made to provisions for working on statutory holidays. Other significant language improvements clarify the use of casual and temporary employees, and provide pay out of pension funds to those employees who previously worked at the Maple Leaf Brockley Road facility.

UFCW Local 175 Negotiating Committee Members at Maple Leaf HeritageUnion Negotiating Committee: Mike Beatty, Chris Bernardi, Dean Burmania, Tracy Desroche, Craig Froude, Adam Grilj, Josh Hewlett, Bob Howard, Al Oliver, Lavinia Serrani, Tim Smith, Annette Sweet, John Vanyo, Nelson Vieira, Union Servicing Rep Fred Teeple, and Region 6 Director Rob Nicholas.

Catch up on all the negotiation highlights from across the province here.