Co-operative Regionale de Nipissing members ratify

January 1, 2015 at 2:40pm

Members of Local 175 working at the Co-operative Regionale de Nipissing ratified a new collective agreement on December 1, 2014.

The three-year term includes wage increases for full-time workers of 2% per year, with the initial increase retroactive for hours worked since June 6, 2014. Part-time workers receive an increase of 20 cents per hour in year one, 15 cents per hour in year two, and 15 cents per hour in year three. In addition the Hours grid was shortened by 2,000 hours now only requiring 4,500 hours to reach top rate instead of the previous 6,500.

The employer will contribute 5 cents per hour toward the employee’s pension plan. Long Term Disability improves to provide a maximum benefit of $1,600, up from $1,200, and the agreement also contains language to maintain the current level of benefits and vacation for employees.

Union Negotiating Committee: Lorraine Deforge, Gilles Rainville, Carole Rochon, Yoland Desjardins and Union Rep Matt Belanger.