Agreement ratified by Collins Valu-Mart members

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May 18, 2016

The members at Collins Valu-Mart in Burks Falls ratified a new collective agreement on April 12, 2016.

This five-year deal includes increases in each year, retroactive to the date of expiry.  End rate full and part time employees will receive $.25 per year. Employees working within the accumulated hourly wage progression will receive increases throughout the agreement. In addition, a new wage grid ensures that those in progression will receive an hourly rate that stays ahead of any adjustments made to the provincial minimum wage. Members who are working through the wage progression will also receive a signing bonus.

Improvements have been made to the safety boot allowance and bereavement language. This new agreement also includes language for a contribution to the training and education fund and renews the language for donations to leukemia research.

Negotiating Committee: Michelle Putman, Brad Crozier, Daphne Tessier and Union Representative Tony Nigro.