Apetito Healthcare Food Services in Ottawa signs new deal with pandemic pay language.

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May 7, 2021

The 63 members at Apetito Healthcare Food Services in Ottawa ratified a new collective agreement on May 3, 2021.  Due to the nature of this business and work this employer was particularly hard hit by the pandemic. As such the parties mutually agreed to a one-year term.

Wage increases will be $.35 per hour for all employees retractive to January 17, 2021. Depending on length of service this equates to an increase for part-time employees up to $1.85 per hour. A $100 lump sum payment will be paid to all employees as well at $.05 pandemic pay for all hours worked from March 17, 2020 to January 16, 2021. There will be an increase to the evening and night shift premium of $.10 per hour and it will now be $.35 per hour.

The Safety Shoe allowance will increase by $25 to $150.00. The company has also agreed to post five new full-time jobs before the end of the one-year term.

Negotiating committee: Lucie Goyette, Brad Stewart Union Representative Joe Tenn

Catch up on all the negotiation highlights from across the province here.

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