Sodexo members achieve three-year agreement
The Union’s negotiating committee achieved improved vacation for Sodexo members of six weeks paid at 12% after 30 years of service. Other significant gains include:
- A better clothing allowance;
- A second shoe allowance of $60 per year when necessary, and;
- Language covering gratuity payouts for all departments.
Plus, the regular boot allowance improves to $125, up from $100, per year instead of every 24 months.
Wages improve by 1.5% as of ratification with subsequent increases of 1.5% in year two, and 2% in year three. In addition, members receive a signing bonus of $300 for full-time and $150 for part-time. The night shift premium goes up by 80 cents, to reach an hourly rate of $1, for hours worked between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m.
Members receive two paid sick days per year. Employees who do not use their two sick days receive a $100 bonus payout at the end of the year. Members also benefit from improvements to bereavement leave as well.
Sodexo employs about 122 full-time and 67 part-time unionized employees at their Cornwall location. Members there provide a number of services including hospitality, food, and facilities management.
Thank you to Union members Alcide Duval, Marc Houde, Jeff Porteous, and Terry Rombough for their hard work and expertise on the Union Negotiating Committee alongside Union Reps Shannon Epp and Joe Tenn.