TopNotch members in Toronto ratify new deal

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March 21, 2022

On March 7, 2022 our members in Toronto at TBM (TopNotch) ratified a 3-year agreement. Wage increases are as follows:  Year 1 – 2.5%, Year 2 – 2.5%, Year 3 – 4% across all classifications retroactive to date of expiry. New language will also be added to ensure a minimum wage gap is maintained for the duration of the agreement.

Sick days will improve on March 1, 2023 with the addition of one and then again on March 1, 2024 for a total of two days over the two-year period. Members will also receive an additional personal day on March 1 2024. There will be an increase to the safety shoe allowance to $125.00.

Language improvements include pandemic language, gender neutrality throughout, doctor notes reimbursed at 100% with receipt and a new letter of understanding will be added to discuss time limits.

The employer will make a contribution to the UFCW training and education fund of $250.00 in each year of the agreement, pay for 50% of the costs of printing the collective agreement and 50% of meeting rooms for negotiations and conciliation.

Union Negotiating Committee: Ferline Robinson, Union Rep: Sabrina Qadir

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

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