Richmond Hill, Ont. – January 12, 2022 – UFCW 175 & 633 members at Trans-Northern Pipelines Inc. in Richmond Hill ratified their first collective agreement in December and will see significant wage and language improvements.
These members are now experiencing the benefits of belonging to a union. Prior to unionizing their salaries varied but now everyone will be on the same pay scale thanks to having the ability to collectively bargain. The wage increases negotiated are a one-time lump sum payment of 3% of their annual 2022 salary; an increase of 2.5% in January 1, 2024 and a 2.5% increase at January 1, 2025.
The members will now have access to a grievance procedure and have a union to protect them and be the voice in the workplace for worker rights.
Prior to unionizing, these workers had filed complaints through the federal labour relations board as they were not being paid during their shift changeovers; the union has successfully resolved the issue and has succeed to in getting each member paid for the past two years and secured language for this issue moving forward.
To read more about the collective bargaining victory at Trans-Northern Pipeline Inc., click here.
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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