McMunn & Yates members approved new contract

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December 10, 2018

UFCW 175 members at McMunn & Yates ratifyOn the morning of December 7, 2018, the members of Local 175 employed at McMunn & Yates in Fort Frances ratified a new deal.

The seven building supplier workers at McMunn & Yates, formerly North American Lumber, achieved a three-year agreement with a number of improvements.

Wages will improve by:

  • 3% in the first year,
  • 2% in the second year, and;
  • 1% in the third year of the contract.

Pension contributions will increase by 2 cents per hour worked, and members will benefit from improved vision care coverage of $250, up from $200, per 24-month period.

The safety boot allowance increases to $200, up from $150. Those employees licensed as DZ or higher will have their licenses and required medicals paid for by the employer.

Bereavement leave improves to include grandchildren, common-law spouses, and step-siblings under the five days paid leave for Immediate Family. Plus, the three-day bereavement provision now includes aunts and uncles as well.

Union Negotiating Committee: Tom Bedard, Ken Desjardins, and Union Rep Tracy Stubbs.