Unifor members working at BASF successfully fought back concessions to negotiate a new collective agreement that includes wage increases and fairer discipline policy.
“Congratulations to Local 341-O for persevering during difficult negotiations,” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “The bargaining committee got the job done and they should be proud.”
The new four-year agreement includes a 11.25% wage increase over the term, growth for all premiums, and a 1% increase to the company’s contribution to the pension plan. The bargaining committee was successful at getting the company to withdraw their demand for mandatory overtime.
"This was not an easy round of negotiations but the bargaining committee showed skill and perseverance," said John Hamilton, Local 341-O president.
Unifor Local 341-O represents 155 workers producing paint as blend operators, chemists, tinters, and warehouse operators at BASF in Windsor.