Agreement ratified at Farquhar Dairies

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January 3, 2019

UFCW 175 Members at Farquhar Dairies ratifyMembers working at Farquhar Dairies in Espanola secured a new agreement in December.

The three-year contract will see wages increase by 1.5% in each year of the term. The maximum employer-matched pension contributions will increase to 3.5% in year one, and to 4% in year three.

Prescription eyeglass coverage will improve to $200, per 24-month period, up from $125. In addition, employees will now receive eye exam coverage of up to $100 every 24 months. Members benefit from an additional Float Day, for a total of three per year, plus an enhanced work boot allowance of $165 per year, up from $140.

The Members of the Union negotiating committee achieved improvements to bereavement entitlement. This language now includes additional family members, plus additional paid days’ leave.

The employer will contribute $200 per year toward the UFCW Local 175 Training & Education Fund.

The 14 full-time employees at the dairy secured their new agreement at a ratification vote held December 11, 2018.

Union Negotiating Committee: Rob McCutcheon, Andrew Main, and Union Rep Jeff Barry.

Read more about other agreements ratified recently by Members of UFCW Locals 175 & 633.