Members at Frulact Canada have recently voted for their first union contract, after joining the union last August.
The term of the three-year contract is from February 28, 2021 to February 27, 2024 and covers 51 workers.
“On behalf of UFCW 1006A, I’m proud to congratulate our members at Frulact for achieving a strong first contract,” said President Wayne Hanley. “By working together with their union bargaining committee, the members are actively making their workplace better and have established a solid foundation to build on for their future.”
Negotiations were led by Union Representative Dustin Magee, with support from Union Representative Gord Albert and members, Brenna Boucock and John Branton.
Based in Kingston, the company process fruits for dairy-based products, including yogurts, ice cream, smoothies and baking products.
Our members work in a variety of roles, including Filling & Batching Operator, Quality Control Analyst, Logistics Operator, Shift Team Leader, Relief Operator, Fruit Room Operator, Maintenance Technician, CIP Operator and Cleaner.
Highlights of New Contract
- Sick days
- 40 hour work week
- Wage increases
- Strong union representation language