Regina and Saskatoon, Sask. – May 9, 2018 – UFCW Canada Local 1400 members working at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) locations in Regina and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan have achieved a new contract that provides wage increases, language improvements, and more.
The CNIB provides community-based support for blind individuals, as well as programs to enhance independence, safety, and mobility after a loss of sight.
Highlights of the new four-year agreement include:
Wage increases of 2 percent in each year of the contract;
Greater notice of scheduling;
Reimbursement for the cost of obtaining a doctor’s note when a note is requested by the employer;
Expanded bereavement leave;
New language adding a “Dignity and Respect” clause;
Employer-provided cell phones for members requiring them; and
Expansion of the reimbursement for licenses, memberships, and courses.
UFCW Canada Local 1400 represents over 6,000 workers in Saskatchewan in a variety of industries, including food retail and processing, agriculture, health care, security, and hospitality, among others. To learn more about UFCW 1400, visit their website.