Members at Laura’s YIG ratified a new contract with gains to wages. Ratified on June 12, 2016, the six year agreement expires on June 12, 2021 and covers 74 workers.Highlights include:
- Wage Increases for members who work full-time
- Wage increases and improvement to part-time wage grid. As members work more hours and move up the wage progression, they will see the gap between their hourly wage and minimum wage increase. Past minimum wage increases were not applied to all workers in the wage progression which led to many workers with greater hours not being fairly compensated for their time with the company. This has now been rectified. All part-time at the end rate are guaranteed a minimum gap above the minimum wage
The contract was negotiated by Roland Lapins, with support from Union Representative Gord Albert and members, Theresa Dupuis and Gord Knowles.