VersaCold Logistics warehouse workers sign deal with strong gains
Warehouse workers in Nova Scotia secure strong wage gains in new agreement, again demonstrating that Unifor is the union of choice for Canada’s warehouse workforce.
Members of VersaCold Logistics in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, ratified a new collective agreement with their employer that will deliver strong gains over the next four years.
“Our bargaining committee worked hard, and took advantage of the strength and capacity of Unifor to improve these cold storage warehousing jobs,” said Bill Maddox, Local 1015 Unit Chairperson. “These members work hard and are an essential part of the local food supply chain. It’s essential that work is valued.”
Highlights of the new collective agreement include:
- 4% wage increases year over year, including one year retroactive
- RRSP increases
- A sixth week of vacation at 20 years
- Premium increases
- Strengthened Health & Safety and Union Representation language
- The ability for very senior members to accept voluntary lay-offs during the winter months
As the union for warehouse workers, Unifor’s ‘Warehouse Workers Unite’ campaign gives voice to workers to improve working conditions in warehousing, distribution and logistics facilities across the country.
Unifor believes that warehouse workers across the country deserve the best health and safety protections, fair wages, better working conditions, and respect on the job.