Thistle Printing Ltd. Unifor members ratify new agreement

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Local 591-G Bargaining Committee for Thistle Printing Ltd.

The 40 members from Unifor Local 591-G have ratified a new agreement with Thistle Printing Ltd. that sees a 3% increase in each year of the three-year contract.

The contract – retroactive from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2025 – also stipulates the Toronto commercial printing company will pay the five bindery assistants a $4 per hour increase from $16 to $20 (a 25% increase), also retroactive to July. The group also gained improvements to applicable pensions and benefits as well.

“Congratulations to the bargaining committee for arguing a fair deal for our print members,” said Local 591-G Vice-President Burke Moffat. “This is an agreement, which some of the printers across the country would benefit in knowing about as the rates are solid, especially since the industry has taken such a large beating during Covid.”