Mississauga, Ont. – October 9, 2015 – UFCW Canada Local 1000A members at Brandt Meat Packers successfully fought back against major concessionary demands and have voted to ratify a new agreement with wage and language improvements.
The four-year agreement is retroactive to March 2015, and covers members working at the
Mississauga-based deli-meat manufacturer.
Workers on payroll will receive $0.25 per hour raise and a $200 lump sum effective the first Monday following ratification.
Members will also see increases of $0.30 per hour annually. Those who are over scale will receive $2,400 in lump sum payments over the term of the collective agreement.
In addition, workers achieved strong union representation language which will ensure increased protection of workers’ rights.
These gains were achieved in a tough negotiating climate, where the employer had sought several concessions, including cuts to vacation, wage freezes and the elimination of a Christmas bonus.
The bargaining committee was comprised of Staff Representative Dustin Magee, and members Sheldon Pemberton, Terry O’Handley, Roman Telech, and Nelia Vieira.