UFCW 175 members achieve new contract at P&H Milling

Mississauga, Ont. – June 14, 2014 – The 70 members of UFCW Canada Local 175 working at P&H Milling in Cambridge, Ontario have secured a new four-year collective agreement. As part of the new contract, workers will receive a wage increase of 11.5 percent.

Additional compensation improvements include a 100% increase in the maintenance on-call premium which is now $40, as well as an increase to the night shift premium. Miller Trainees and Second Millers receive a special wage adjustment in addition to the negotiated increases.

Members at P&H also benefit from improvements to health coverage including life insurance, major medical, dental, vision, and hearing aids. Stewards will receive annual paid training, and the company will increase its contributions to the Local 175 Training & Education Fund as well.

Improved language allows more employees to take vacation at the same time and the vacation blackout period for Drivers has been shortened. New language also addresses severance and Health & Safety meetings. Workers also receive an improved safety shoe allowance.