Winnipeg – June 22, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 832 members working at the Brewers' Distributor Ltd. warehouse in Winnipeg, Manitoba have ratified a new collective agreement.
Brewers' Distributor Ltd., a private company, is the largest beer warehousing and distribution network in Western Canada.
Highlights of the new five-year agreement include wage increases totalling up to 10% for seasonal part-time workers and 4.5% for core employees, with wages for the latter reaching over $30 per hour over the contract's duration. In addition, members will also receive a signing bonus ranging from $500 to $750.
The new contract also features increases to health and welfare benefits as well as the introduction of a new wellness program for seasonal part-time employees with three or more years of service. The negotiating committee was also able to retain the defined benefit pension plan for core employees.
UFCW Canada Local 832 is Manitoba's largest private-sector union, representing over 15,000 workers in a variety of sectors across the province. To learn more about UFCW Canada Local 832, click here.