Dresden Industrial achieves significant wage increases and overtime language with new collective agreement

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January 7, 2022

The 230 full-time members at Dresden Industrial in Ridgetown ratified a new three-year collective agreement on December 4, 2021 that will see the elimination of the two-tiered wage system.

Members in posted positions will move to $19.00/hour and skilled trades will receive an increase of $5.00/hour to $34.10/hour. All members will receive general wage increase on January 1, 2022 of $.50 and another $.50 in Year 2. This will result in our members receiving increases of 8.5% to 22% over the course of the agreement.

Language was also created for overtime that will provide a clear system for both weekday and weekend overtime.

Union negotiating committee: Jason Abray, Richard Abray, Sandy Mathewson and Ryan Vinet. Union Rep: Dave Forbes

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

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