Members in Cochrane at ValuMart ratify a new deal

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May 19, 2022

Dionne’s ValuMart in Cochrane ratified a new six-year agreement on April 26, 2022 with increases as follows:

Full time workers at Date of Ratification: $0.30 (retroactive to Aug 24/21), August 2022: $0.30, August 2023: $0.30, August 2024: $0.35, August 2025: $0.35, August 2026: $0.40 and lump sum signing bonus of $400.00.

Part time workers at Date of Ratification: end rate plus $0.25 (end rate retroactive to Aug 24, 2021). Addition of Minimum Wage plus end rate in grid. Lump sum signing bonus of $100.00.

Employees will switch to an employer sponsored RRSP matching program.

Language regarding Federal/Provincial government declaring a new Stat holiday was maintained and it will be acknowledged. There is an increase to the Boot Allowance to $80.00 from $60.00 previous, and bereavement language will provide the ability to carry one bereavement day for a Celebration of Life at a later date.

Union negotiating committee: Colleen DeLaurier and Joy Searles. Union Rep: John Beaton

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

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