Neepawa, Man. – June 4, 2020 – UFCW Local 832 members working at HyLife Foods have achieved a new union contract that provides wage gains, improved benefits, and more.
Through tireless work, the bargaining committee was able to reach a collective agreement that exceeds industry standards and delivers several improvements for HyLife members.
“I’m very proud of the bargaining committee and the membership at HyLife,” says Bea Bruske, Secretary-Treasurer of UFCW Local 832. “The members at HyLife work incredibly hard, and they deserve a fair contract that acknowledges their efforts. This new contract brings in many new financial improvements, as well as $1.1 million in reclassification funds.”
Other improvements in the agreement include:
- Fair wage increases;
- Increased premiums;
- Increases to the Health and Welfare Plan;
- Up to 40 hours of banked overtime;
- Improved and streamlined job postings;
- Less mandated Saturday work; and
- Updated vacation provisions.
In order to follow public health advice during the COVID-19 pandemic, the union held 10 separate meetings over the weekend where members were able to ask questions at a safe social distance. To read more about the new union contract at HyLife Foods, click here.
HyLife Foods is a pork processing plant located in Neepawa, Manitoba. UFCW Local 832 represents over 1,100 members at the plant, who cut and pack pork products.
UFCW Canada Local 832 is Manitoba’s largest private sector union, representing over 18,000 members in a wide variety of industries. To learn more about the outstanding work of UFCW 832, visit the Local Union's website.
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