Maple Leaf workers achieve new contract

February 12, 2010 at 5:52pm

On February 11, 2010, the more than 1,100 members working at Maple Leaf Consumer Foods in Burlington secured a new four-year collective agreement, which includes the following:

  • All active employees receive a wage adjustment lump sum of $550 following ratification with subsequent increases to all classifications of 30 cents per hour in year two, 35 cents per hour in year three and 40 cents per hour in the fourth year.
  • Company contributions to the Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pension Plan (CCWIPP) Stabilization Fund increase to 40 cents per hour, up from 10 cents.
  • The employees will now participate in a dental plan through the company’s benefits.
  • The company will maintain the current level of health and welfare benefits with no cost increase to the workers for the duration of the contract.
  • Vision care coverage improves to $190 per 24-month period effective April 2011, and to $200 effective April 2012.
  • The workers’ annual boot allowance increases to $90, up from $80, in the first year, to $95 in the second year and $100 in the third year.
  • Improved language addresses seniority and vacancies.

Union Negotiating Committee: Gord Cutts, Lionel MacEachern, Alan Reston, Fred Teeple, Conrad Villeneuve, Union Rep Joe DeMelo and Central West Director Luc Lacelle.