Gimli, Man. – March 6, 2019 – UFCW Canada Local 832 members working at the Diageo Canada distillery in Gimli have ratified a new collective agreement. The more than 50 members at Diageo produce, distill and mature world-famous Crown Royal Whiskey before it is shipped to Ontario for bottling.
Some of the gains achieved in the new contract include 2% wage increases in the first three years of the contract, and 2.5% in the last year.
The contract also brings increases to pension, health and welfare benefits including long-term disability increases, prescription drug increases, paramedical, benefit increases to orthodontic coverage, and increases to bereavement leave.
"UFCW 832 members at Diageo produce great products that we enjoy when we're not at work," said Bea Bruske, Secretary-Treasurer. We're glad that this new contract will help members at Diageo better their lives when they're not at work."