Bargaining unit at BFI Canada ratifies
Workers at Blenheim’s BFI Canada waste management facility attended a meeting on March 14, 2014, to vote on a new three-year collective agreement.
The ratified deal includes an initial wage increase of 2% across-the-board retroactive to December 1, 2013, and subsequent wage increases of 2% in the second and third year of the contract term. In addition, each member will receive a lump sum signing bonus of $600.
Language improvements address Health & Safety meetings, minimum notice for workers not required to report for their shift, holiday work, and benefits.
Union Negotiating Committee: Gerald Coleman, Nick Wrobel and Union Rep Wendy Absolom.