Kenora retail grocery workers ratify

June 15, 2011 at 3:46pm

On June 13, 2011, the 31 members working at Real Canadian Wholesale Club in Kenora had the opportunity to vote on the terms of their new three-year collective agreement. The ratified contract includes:

  • Full-time receive a lump sum payment of $325 and part-time workers receive lump sums of $300 for those with five years’ service or more, $250 for 3-5 years’ service, $125 for 1-3 years’ service and those with less than one year of service receive $75.
  • All employees on the payroll as of ratification receive an increase of 25 cents per hour effective July 2012.
  • New Health & Safety language establishes provisions for a joint health & safety committee, schedules for inspections and training for committee members.
  • Improved language provides for one additional steward to represent the workers.
  • Additional language addresses the closure/conversion of the current store as it pertains to hiring and seniority.

Union Negotiating Committee: Debbie Creed, Joe Hill and Union Rep Dean McLaren.