Drivers at Mound Milk Transport Co-op ratify new deal
UFCW 832 members at Mound Milk Transport Co-op have ratified a new two-year contract that includes increases to wages and several allowances.
The newly ratified contract includes:
- Wage increases of 2.5% in year one and a minimum of 2% in year two, with an opportunity for a higher increase in year two if one is negotiated between the Manitoba Truckers Association and the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba.
- Increases to uniform, gas and meal allowances.
- Increased training days from four to seven days.
- Changes to bereavement days that increase those classified as immediate family as well as the flexibility for the days to be taken non-consecutively.
- Added language on maternity leave into the collective bargaining agreement.
“This was a great group to work with and I’m happy to see our members walk away with some big wins in this new contract,” says Joe Carreiro, Union Negotiator.
Mound Milk Transport Co-op Ltd. is run by a board of directors with prices set by the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba. UFCW 832 members work as class 1 drivers, picking up milk from producers in the southwest corner of Manitoba and delivering it to Saputo in Brandon, where it is processed. Through the pickup and delivery process, they must maintain sanitary protocols to ensure a safe supply of milk.