Quality Meats & Toronto Abattoir workers secure new deal

November 8, 2010 at 9:18pm

The approximately 700 members working at Quality Meat Packers and Toronto Abattoirs in downtown Toronto had the opportunity to vote on the terms of the their new contract at a meeting held November 6, 2010.

The ratified four-year contract includes the following negotiated improvements:

  • Wages for all classifications increase by a total of $1.05 per hour over the term of the contract.
  • Workers actively employed as of ratification receive a bonus of $550.
  • The company will contribute 40 cents per hour to the Canadian Commercial Workers Industry Pension Plan (CCWIPP) Stabilization Fund in addition to its regular plan contributions.
  • Effective November 2011, vision care coverage improves to $190 with a subsequent increase to $200 in November 2012.
  • The tool allowance for maintenance classifications 7 through 11 increases to $220 per year, up from $200, in January 2011.
  • The maximum coverage for prescription dispensing fees increases to reach $9 by January 1, 2012.
  • Improved language addresses bereavement leave.
Union Negotiating Committee: John Caldeira, Valdemar DaSilva, Nuno Flamino, Frank Menezes, Joe Silva and Union Rep Matt Davenport.