Brockville Metro unanimously ratifies new collective agreement

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June 27, 2023

On May 31, 2023 the members at Metro Brockville unanimously ratified a five-year agreement with wage increases for full-time members of $3.05/hour over the term of the agreement. Part-time workers will see the Minimum Wage+ grid end rate hours maximum reduced to 5201 hours instead of 6500 hours and Minimum Wage+ $1.70 by the end of the 4 years. Part-time members will slot onto the grid where their hours allow and wages are retroactive to the expiry.

The full-time meat cutter grid will be reduced to 36 months rather than 48 months. The Clerk/Cashier, Head Cashier and Receiver wage grids will be reduced to 48 months rather than 60 months. The student wage grid will be reduced from 2601 hours to 1301 hours.

Part-time at end rate at date of ratification will also receive lump sum payments as follows: December 25, 2022 – $400, October 1, 2023 – $400, October 1, 2024 – $350, October 1, 2025 – $350, October 1, 2026 – $350.

There will be a U-scan premium introduced at $0.75 for all hours supervising and the Night Shift premium will increase to $1.10/hour and applicable to those that work after 9 pm.

Other improvements include:

  • The vision allowance will increase to $250 plus $50 eye exam coverage for full-time.
  • Sick Leave will be introduced for part-time workers who have averaged 22 hours per week each year effective – January 1, 2024 – 16 hours and January 1, 2025 – 24 hours.
  • Introduction of Cross training language for part-time employees to allow for workers to be able to work more hours by working in another dept.
  • Safety Boot Allowance increases to $125 per year with the option of $62.50 every 6 months for full-time and $125 every 2 years with the option of $62.50 per year for part-time.

Union negotiating committee: David Craig, Melissa Marshall, Diana Raymond and Don Towe. Union representatives: Shannon Epp and Sandra Proulx.

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

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