“This agreement continues our work to raise the bar for our retail members,” said Gord Currie, President of Unifor Local 414. “Unifor, one of the country`s largest retail unions, opposes the influx of part-time work and is leading the initiative to raise wages and improve working conditions.” Open check-in!! buildbackbetter.unifor.org/summit The new collective agreement affects more than 500 workers at four Metro sites in Ontario. The members ratified the agreement 90%. TORONTO, July 19, 2019 /CNW/- Metro grocery employees have ratified a new collective agreement that results in significant increases, including wage increases and 45 additional full-time jobs. Typical contract signed by more than 500 employees: Unifor Unifor is the largest private sector union in Canada and represents 315,000 workers in all major economic sectors. The union defends all workers and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and aspires to progressive change for a better future. For more information, please contact Unifor Communications Representative Kathleen O`Keefe at [email protected] or at 416-896-3303 (cell). Stay up-to-date on what happened at Unifor and how the union is improving the lives of all workers in Canada. Congratulations Kingston Interval House Local 414 members have just ratified a new collective agreement.100% voted for.🥳👍 Unifor Multi-City Action against Loblaw Please show your support to these members by watching, enjoying and commenting on the live conference that will be broadcast today fb.com/UniforCanada`s at 2:30 p.m. .m MESZ through several picket sites. You can also take action by signing the petition in unifor.org/customerschoice to send a message to Loblaw Co. and its billionaire and Weston.
The new collective agreement includes significant wage improvements for full-time and part-time workers, the elimination of wage categories, the creation of new classifications in high-paying services, stricter rules on leave and transfers, new full-time employment opportunities and the creation for the first time of a paid personal day for older part-time workers, including benefits. Higher wages and new full-time jobs mark the improvement of a new collective agreement for Metro`s Ontario branches, the second supermarket group to renew contracts with the food chain this year. Earlier this week, Metro`s retail employees in Pembroke, Ontario, ratified their first collective agreement by an overwhelming majority. The 81 workers voted in November 2019 to… The new four-year contract includes approximately 4,000 Unifor Local members at 27 Metro sites in Ontario. It builds on the historic 2015 collective agreement, which significantly improved part-time planning and wage increases, which have increased by 50 per cent in four years with the recent increase in the minimum wage in Ontario.