Nearly 300 Local 832 members employed at McCain Foods in Carberry will receive wage increases of 7.5 per cent under the terms of their new contract

June 5, 2006
On May 18 and 19, members of UFCW Local 832 employed at McCain Foods in Carberry ratified a new three-year collective agreement by 80 per cent. The three-year agreement sees wage increases of 7.5 per cent. Members will see improvements in vacation entitlements, extended health benefits and severance pay. Members also have better language in their collective agreement regarding layoffs and recall rights, leaves of absence, vacation scheduling and the use of casual employees. "This is a strong contract for the members of McCains. They have received better than industry average wage increases and improvements because of a union contract," stated UFCW Local 832 President Robert Ziegler. The McCain plant in Carberry employs almost 300 UFCW Local 832 members. McCain Foods produces french fries, hash brown patties, and supplies french fries for the McDonald's fast food chain.

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