Mississauga, Ont. — July 11, 2020 – Congratulations to workers at First Choice Beverages on achieving their first collective agreement as UFCW Locals 175 & 633 members.
Members and Union Negotiating Committee faced a very challenging round of bargaining and the parties spent three days in conciliation. This first contract includes wage increases and other improvements for the 60 members at the plant. Members at First Choice Beverage produces juice, and soy and almond milk for brands like Simply Orange and Earth’s Own.
Language in this first agreement provides protection for the workers, including protection against favouritism, establishing policies for seniority, and lays the ground work for future negotiations in a number of ways.
All bargaining unit employees at First Choice Beverages will receive a signing bonus of $200. Annual wage rates will also go up by:
• 1.5% in year one,
• 1.5% in year two,
• 1.75% in year three, and;
• another 1.75% in year four.
The first collective agreement also includes a number of other gains and monetary improvements. To read more about the first contract at First Choice Beverage, click here.
UFCW Canada Locals 175 & 633 represent more than 70,000 hard-working Ontarians in almost every sector of the economy. To learn more about the outstanding work of UFCW 175 & 633, visit the Local Union's website.
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