Members in Sudbury at Parmalat/Lactalis ratify new deal
The members at Parmalat/Lactalis ratified a new 3-year collective agreement on July 21, 2021. Wage increases are as follows: Year One – 1.75%, Year Two – 1.8% and Year Three – 1.9% for all full and part time members. There will also be a new premium of $1.00/hour for all hours worked in processing.
Pension improvements include an increase in year one to $84 per month per year of service, $85 in year two and then $86 in year three.
Benefits improvements will see the dental increased to $1100 dollars up from $1000. LTD will increase to $2550 from $2400. Vision allowance increases to $275 from $250 and 100% eye exam coverage every 24 months.
Other monetary improvements include: AZ drivers will receive $300 per year to maintain their license and the work boots allowance will increase to $250 dollars per year.
The agreement will now include language for part-time workers to specify a time frame to become full-time.
Union negotiating committee: Robert Gaudreau, Steve Gervais, and Martin Dauphinais. Union Reps: Jeff Barry & Richard Eberhardt.
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