S. Gumperts ratifies deal that includes pandemic bonus.

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July 21, 2021

The members at S. Gumperts in Toronto ratified a new collective agreement with a term of five years on July 17, 2021

Wage increases are as follows: Year 1 – $0.35, Year 2 – $0.50, Year 3 – $0.50, Year 4 – $0.60 and Year 5 – $0.65 per hour. Members will also receive a Pandemic Bonus of $500 and Lump Sum payment of $300 at date of ratification.

Other monetary improvements include a $500 dental allowance for emergency treatments and the boot allowance will increase from $150 to $200.

There are improvements to lay off/shut down language, the Pay Equity letter and a new Letter of Agreement. The new letter will ensure that the employer clearly outlines their Pandemic Plan in conjunction with the Joint Health & Safety Committee and also that any changes to the plan involve the JHSC.

The contributions to the Training and Education fund will increase from $1000 to $1300 a year and for the cost of printing the Collective Agreements to $300.

Union negotiating committee: Noel Amat, Ronie Escobido and Lala Ragalingam. Union Rep: Melody Slattery.

See more negotiation updates from the industrial food sector, including beverage production.

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