New deal for members at Morello’s YIG in Peterborough

January 31, 2012 at 9:25pm

On December 16, 2012, the workers at Morello’s Your Independent Grocer (YIG) in Peterborough met to discuss and vote on a new collective agreement. The four-year contract term includes wage increases totalling $1 per hour for both full and part-time workers at the top rate. Premium pay for working the night shift increases to 95 cents per hour, up from 90 cents.Family Day is now included as a paid statutory holiday. Vacation entitlement for full-time workers with 17 years of service improves to provide five weeks with pay. Part-time employees now receive 10 per cent vacation pay.

The safety boot allowance is now $80, up from $65, and the employer will increase its contribution to the dental plan to 35 cents per hour, up from 33 cents, so workers maintain their current level of benefits.
Union Negotiating Committee: Randy Ellis, Rosalind Heffernan and Union Reps Paul Hardwick and Chris Fuller.