Matane, Que. – January 24, 2019 – UFCW Canada Local 501 members working at Eastern Quebec Seafoods have built a better life with a new collective agreement that provides higher wages, an early retirement program, and more.
As part of the new contract, the food processing members – who work as quality controllers at the company’s Matane-based plant – will enjoy the following improvements to their working conditions and lives:
- Salary increases of 2.6 percent per year;
- Better defined schedules;
- Rotating days off;
- Longer breaks;
- Enrollment in the UFCW Quebec Dental Care Plan; and
- An early retirement program
“With each bargaining session, the Eastern Quebec Seafoods members have managed to improve their working conditions and build on past collective agreements,” says Daniel Nadeau, the UFCW Local 501 Director for Eastern Quebec. “We are very proud of this new contract, and are grateful for the trust that the members have placed in us over the years.”
UFCW Canada Local 501 represents over 19,000 members working in food retail and processing, manufacturing, and the technical and professional sectors at hundreds of companies across Quebec and northern New Brunswick. To learn more about UFCW 501 and its outstanding work, visit the Local Union’s website.
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