New agreement for members at Maple Leaf St. Mary’s
February 16, 2017
On February 11, 2017, a new three-year agreement was ratified by the members at Maple Leaf St Mary’s. The plant employs more than 600 members of Local 175.
Wages increase by a total of $1.12 per hour over the contract term for all classifications except Millwrights, Electricians, and Engineers who will see a total increase of $1.77 per hour.
Service rated jobs will increase by an additional 15 cents per hour by the end of the agreement. Waste Water Treatment and Maintenance Stores/Receiving classifications receive an additional 30 cents per hour over the contract life. The afternoon and night shift premiums both increase by 10 cents per hour as well.
The Union Negotiating Committee was able to bargain pre-shift overtime when workers are called in early, regardless of the length of their shift. In addition, there are improvements to bereavement entitlement and to the shoe allowance for the majority of workers.
Union Negotiating Committee: Aaron Fisher, Rob McKnight, Skip Pavlick, Chief Steward Mike Sheehan, and Union Rep Mike Mattioli.