Kenora members ratify five full-time positions at Wholesale Club

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January 19, 2023

The members employed by Westfair Foods Ltd. and working at the Real Canadian Wholesale Club in Kenora ratified an agreement with a five-year term on November 8, 2022. Conciliation was required in this round of bargaining in order to secure five full-time positions for the life of the contract, an important win for the members.

Members hired prior to 2006 will see increases for both part and full-time workers of:  Year 1:  $0.30, Year 2: $0.35, Year 3: $0.35, Year 4: $0.30 and Year 5: $0.20.

Members hired after 2006 will receive increases as follows for part and full-time: Year 2: $0.50, Year 3: $0.50, Year 4: $0.40 and Year 5: $0.35 retro active to the date of expiry.  Part time workers will also receive a lump sum payment of $250.00 and full-time will receive a $500.00 payment.

Language improvement will see the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation added to the list of holidays and the members will have a new full-sized fridge added to the lunchroom.

Union negotiating committee: Kristine Bjarneson and Debbie Creed. Union Representative Alex Stubbs.

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

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