Nipissing Cooperative members ratify three year agreement.
On April 16, 2021 the members at Nipissing Cooperative in Verner voted to ratify a new three year deal. Wage increases will be implemented in each of the three years as follows: Full-time, date of ratification $.20 per hour, Year 2 $.20 per hour and Year 3 $.25 per hour. Full-time petro drivers Year 1 $1.00 per hour, Year 2 $0.73 per hour and Year 3 $0.75 per hour. Full-time office clerks Year 1 $.60 per hour, Year 2 $.20 per hour and Year 3 $.25 per hour. Part-time and student wages will have a new maximum rate of minimum wage plus $0.45 per hour.
Each of the classifications will receive a lump sum in the amounts of $600 for full-time, $350 for part-time and $150 for students. Additionally there will be a winter driving premium implemented for bulk fuel transport drivers.
The pension contribution will increase from $0.60 to $0.75 over three years, and the benefits chart is updated. The language regarding bereavement has been improved and there will also be an employee discount program included in the collective agreement.
Negotiating committee: Melissa Cyr, Yoland Desjardins, Louise Turenne Union Rep: Richard Eberhardt.
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