Members at Renco Foods secure new agreement
May 15, 2019
During this round of bargaining, the membership at Renco Foods wanted to achieve a new wage scale for part-time employees with ‘minimum wage plus’ language. The resulting ratified contract contains this new wage scale, which will help ensure the pay rates for the 37 part-time employees stay ahead of any announced minimum wage increases
All members at the top rate will receive raises totalling $1.70 per hour over the term of the agreement. Shift premiums improve to provide $1.25 per hour for employees who relieve the Assistant Store Manager position. A premium of $1 per hour applies to employees who relieve the following positions:
- Second Assistant Manager,
- Department managers in Meat, Produce, Bakery, and Deli, and;
- Head Cashier.
A new optical plan applies to part-time employees at Renco Foods who have three years of service and average 15 hours per week. This plan provides $250 toward vision care every two years.
Bereavement language improves to allow employees to save one day for internment or celebration of life at a later date.
Members ratified the agreement, which covers 45 employees at the retail grocery store in Thunder Bay, on May 13, 2019.
Union Negotiator: Union Rep Colby Flank.
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