Fortinos members across the banner ratify a new agreement.

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June 24, 2021

On Thursday June 17, 2021  the members at Fortinos ratified their collective agreement. The contract has a term of three years with the following amendments.

Full time employees on the grid will receive wage increase of $2.75 to $3.75 as of July 1, 2021 and end rate employees will receive increases of $.50 to $.75 on average. Employees will receive a $.40 wage increase in the 2nd and 3rd year of the agreement. In the event the provincial minimum wage increases above the negotiated wages, the members wages will increase and be adjusted accordingly. In addition, full-time employees will receive a signing bonus of $1000.00 and part-time baker and meat cutters will receive a signing bonus $350.00.

Part-time employees with less than 4550 class hours on the grid will be credited with 1500 hours and receive an increase accordingly. Part-time employees with more than 4551 class hours on the grid will be credited with 2000 hours and will receive an increase of $1.25 to $2.25 as of July 1, 2021.

The employer will now post work schedules for both full and part-time employees on a bi-weekly basis compared to current system which only provides 4 days notice. Part-time members will now also have the ability to swap shifts.

During the term of this agreement, the company will create 150 full time jobs as follows: 50 jobs in 2021, 50 jobs in 2022 and 50 jobs in 2023.

Union negotiating committee: Directors Jehan Ahamed, Chris Fuller and Angela Mattioli.

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