Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Que. – 27 July, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 1991P members working at the Abattoir Saint-Germain in Saint-Germain-de-Grantham, Quebec have ratified a new collective agreement.
The five-dozen members working at the plant voted overwhelmingly in favour of the new six-year contract, which includes the following improvements:
A $1.04 per hour increase to the company’s minimum wage rate, which is now $15 per hour;
A $0.50 per hour increase to the replacement and trainer bonuses;
Improved vacation time;
An annual attendance bonus of $240;
48 hours of floating leave after three years of service (instead of five);
A general wage increase of roughly $1.35 per hour more for most job categories.
“Congratulations to the bargaining committee on negotiating this excellent contract,” says Mario Maisonneuve, President of UFCW Canada Local 1991P. “The committee and members demonstrated amazing solidarity in these negotiations, and proved once again that a UFCW contract is the best way to improve your working conditions,” Brother Maisonneuve adds.