New contract ratified by housekeeping workers in Sudbury

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July 19, 2016

The approximately 60 members of UFCW Local 175 employed by National Corporate Housekeeping (NCH) Services at Laurentian University in Sudbury achieved a new contract at a ratification meeting held July 13, 2016.

The three-year collective agreement includes hourly wage increases for current employees of 40 cents per hour in the first year, 40 cents per hour in the second year, and 45 cents per hour in the final year of the contract term. Additional language ensures that employee’s wages remain above the minimum wage set by the province.

The uniform allowance increases to $125 for those employees who required safety footwear and pants. An additional paid floater day has been added for those with three years or more seniority.

Union Negotiating Committee: Nathan Lanigan, Mike Pierini, and Union Rep Lionel MacEachern.