First Collective Agreement ratified at Vishay Precision Kelk in North York

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April 24, 2023

New members at Vishay Precision Kelk ratified their first collective agreement on April 1, 2023. The three-year deal covers 50 full-time employees at the North York facility.

Along with all the protections and benefits that being unionized brings, these members will receive wage increases of: 4% in year one retroactive to January 1, 2023; 2.85% in year two, and; 2.25% in year three. Shift premiums will be $1 per hour for the afternoon shift and $2 per hour for the evening shift.

Benefit improvements include an Orthotics allowance increase $400, up from $350; Paramedical coverage of $1,500, up from $1,000; Drug coverage of 100%, up from 85%, and; Optical coverage of $400, up from $300. The safety shoe allowance improves to $200, up from $170, and the employer will contribute $100 toward the Training & Education Fund.

Other improvements include seven paid sick days with reimbursement for doctors’ notes if requested; two floater days, and; five days for jury duty. Those with 24 years of service or more receive three additional holidays. Further language provides three bereavement days, as well as pay equity language.

Union Negotiating Committee: Huzefa Khan and John Ruja. Union Representative: Rick Daudlin.

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