Sudbury, Ont. – March 14, 2020 – UFCW Local 175 members working at Medical Pharmacies in Sudbury have achieved a new union contract that brings wage improvements and more.
The union negotiating committee was successful in replacing a three-tier wage grid with a single grid, resulting in wage increases for both full-time and part-time workers. Employees will receive the first increase retroactively for hours worked since the expiry of the previous agreement.
Red-circled employees at Medical Pharmacies will see an increase of 1.2 percent in each year of the agreement. As well, the lead hand premium increases to $1 per hour, up from the current rate of 65 cents per hour.
The committee secured a $50 improvement to the employees’ uniform allowance. Full-time workers now receive $200 per year, and part-time workers now receive $150 per year.
Members will also benefit from the addition of a floater day, now receiving two per year.
The agreement covers more than 20 employees at the Sudbury pharmacy.
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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