Members who work at the Ingredion Canada corn processing plant in Cardinal, Ontario have voted 83 per cent in favour of a new collective agreement.
“We were successful in fighting off concessions proposed by the company and made some real gains for our hard-working members,” said Joe Roode, President of Local 483. “The bargaining committee would like to thank the members for their solidarity throughout the process because it helped us at the table.”
Unifor Local 483 represents 143 workers at the plant.
The agreement includes improved language, benefits and a 2.5 per cent wage increase in each year of the four-year agreement.
Trades will also see an additional increase of $.50 in the second year of the contract. This equates to an average increase in wages of approximately $3.80 an hour during the term of the agreement.