The new agreement establishes minimum employment guidelines, resulting in the creation of approximately 80 new full-time jobs. In addition, the employer will hold at least 101 new full-time positions by the end of the first year of the contract. This position will have a rate of $18.25 per hour, which will increase to $19.25 per hour from January 1, 2019. All occupational classifications receive significant wage increases at the lowest rates during the term of the contract. This includes language to ensure that rates always stay above the minimum wage. The master`s bargaining team represents approximately 425 employees in 30 branches in the greater Ottawa area. The current collective agreement expired on December 31, 2018. Details of the interim agreement will not be published until the agreement is presented to members, but negotiations have focused on good jobs and fair treatment of retail workers. “This agreement brings significant improvements to these workers,” said Shawn Haggerty, President of UFCW Local 175. “We have secured more than 180 new full-time jobs, 101 of which give employees the opportunity to earn much more.

I am proud of what the EU negotiating committee has done to the members of Rexall and De Pharma Plus. A new interim collective agreement has been reached between Unifor Local 414 and Rexall. The interim agreement will be submitted to members for ratification on Monday, April 15 at 10 .m and 19 .m. Members of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 175 ratified the treaty at a series of meetings across the province on April 16-17. Members and the public can access information here about the union`s programme for work worthy of being negotiated. OTTAWA – Retail employees at Rexall stores in the Ottawa area will return to the bargaining table in their demand for decent wages and fairness. “Rexall is full of profits, but expects employees to settle for precarious part-time minimum wage jobs,” said Gord Currie, President of Unifor Local 414. We fought for reforms such as a fairer timetable through legislative changes, and then the Conservatives withdrew them. Now we are in front of the employer to put a decent job in the contract. “Congratulations to the negotiating committee that has worked tirelessly for months to reach a fair agreement for our hard-working members,” said Jerry Dias, President of Unifor National. media@ufcw175.com (226) 750-4366 Cell (800) 565-8329 Office The union is working to increase the number of full-time jobs and better working conditions, including predictability and seniority in the planning of part-time workers.

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