Wages and vacation entitlement increases for members at Waste Connections

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December 20, 2022

Waste Connections in Blenheim ratified a four-year agreement on December 14, 2022 with wage increase of $5.00 to $9.16 over the term of the agreement and lead hands will receive a $3.00/hr increase.

Other improvements include:

  • The tool allowance will increase from $1000 to $2000 annually.
  • Vacation entitlement increased to:
    • 3 weeks after 12 months at 6%
    • 4 weeks after 10 years from 11 years
    • 5 weeks after 15 years from 18 years and
    • NEW – 6 weeks after 20 years at 12%
  • Implementation of Tuesday to Saturday shift to alleviate mandating overtime.

Union negotiating committee: Brian Speelman and Brian Walker. Union Representative: Fred Teeple.

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