PRESS RELEASE: AUGUST 26, 2016

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Versacold Derwent Members Ratify New Deal

On thursday august 25, UFCW 247 members employed at Versacold Derwent overwhelmingly voted in favour of a recommended settlement.  Some of the highlights of the memorandum include; a lengthened recall period for layoffs, increases to many of the premiums, extra money for work clothing, and the company paying the entire pension contributions, a portion of which members themselves had previously paid. There is new language to help full timers receive full shifts each day and maintain full time status even if the percentage goes over the percent in the contract and part timers will have an improved system of obtaining full time status. The wage increases are 40 cents for all employees, with full retroactivity dated back to May 1, 2016 and annual increases for the life of the four (4) year contact. There were many other improvements made to the contract so thanks to the  hard work and dedication of the members that were on the negotiating committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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