UFCW 832 members at Diageo ratify new collective agreement

February 27, 2019

UFCW Local 832 members working at Diageo voted 69% in favour of ratifying their new contract. The 52 members working at Diageo achieved a new four-year agreement that expires on Jan 31st, 2023.

Members will enjoy increases across the board with 2% wage increases in the first three years, and 2.5% in the last year.  There is an immediate additional wage increase for the maintenance department classification ranging between 50 cents to 1 dollar, and full retro pay back to the previous contract's expiration date of Jan 31, 2019.

The new contract also brings increases to pension, health and welfare benefits including long-term disability increases, prescription drug increases, paramedical, benefit increases to orthodontic coverage, and increases to bereavement leave.

"These hard-working members produce great products that we enjoy when we're not at work," said Bea Bruske, Secretary-Treasurer. "We're glad that this new contract will help these members better their lives when they're not at work."

Diageo Canada Inc in Gimli produces Crown Royal Whiskey, UFCW Local 832 members are responsible for producing, distilling and maturing the whiskey before it is shipped to Ontario for bottling.

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