ST. CLAUDE, MAN.—Unifor members working at Lactalis Dairy have ratified a new collective agreement with wage increases and improved benefits.
“Congratulations to the bargaining committee of Local 755 on their great work,” said Lana Payne, Unifor National President. “The new agreement will see improved wages and benefits as we continue to fight hard for workers across bargaining tables everywhere.”
The five-year contract includes an 18% wage increase over the term. It also includes an increased boot allowance, shift premiums, a boost to hospitalization and sick time benefits, and an increase to the employer’s contribution to the pension plan.
“The union advantage is going to help workers and their families weather the impact of higher inflation caused by the Bank of Canada’s backwards approach to interest rates,” said Gavin McGarrigle, Unifor Western Regional Director.
“Thank you to the bargaining committee for their hard work and commitment to a fair deal,” said Elwood Shand, president Local 755.
Unifor is Canada’s largest union in the private sector, representing 315,000 workers in every major area of the economy. The union advocates for all working people and their rights, fights for equality and social justice in Canada and abroad, and strives to create progressive change for a better future.