Cargill Case Ready Members to Vote on Deal

Attention all Cargill Case Ready Members!

Your Bargaining Committee has worked hard to achieve the best possible outcome for a renewed Collective Agreement at Cargill Case Ready.

This has been a long, and at times difficult process for everyone involved, and we thank you for your patience.  After a year of discussions, the Employer has made an offer that your Bargaining Committee felt was important for you to have a vote on.

To download the details, CLICK HERE

For more details on information meetings and a vote on the offer, please see below!

As your Bargaining Committee feels that this offer is the best that can be achieved without a lengthy labour dispute, we are recommending that the membership vote to accept the Company’s offer.

Summary of Improvements to Collective Agreement

Your Bargaining Committee was able to secure a number of key improvements including:

  • Strong language stating that the Company must treat all employees with dignity and respect
  • No retaliatory actions for bringing up or reporting concerns
  • Increase to the time that job postings are up for
  • Union Leave to be paid directly by the Company so that there is no delay in pay
  • Breaks
    • Increase length of 2nd coffee break to 20 minutes
    • Introduction of a 3rd sit down break if scheduled to work longer than 11 hours
  • Improved Health and Safety Committee language stipulating that the committee will be co-chaired between the Company and the Employees
  • Language promoting and encouraging women to join the apprenticeship program.
  • Reduced qualification time for benefits to 3 months
  • Level increases for a number of positions of 1 to 2 levels
  • $1.45 increase for all employees over the term of the contract. $0.65 would be immediately upon ratification including $0.35 retro to January 7, 2019, and $0.30 retro to January 6, 2020
  • Contract would expire December 31, 2022

Staying Connected

Over the coming days, we will be widely distributing information about the upcoming meetings and vote, including the above link to the Company’s offer. This will go out to all members for whom we have accurate contact information. This way you will have time to review the document prior to the information meetings in case you have any questions.

If you do not receive an email or text message from us, or if you know someone who isn’t receiving our updates but would like to, please reach out to us at the Union office or send an email to and give us your updated info.  Please make sure to include your full name, address, cell phone number and email.

Information Meetings and Vote

The information meetings will be held on:


Thursday, February 20, 2020
10:00am and 7:30pm
6620 36 STREET NE
T3J 4C8


The vote will be held in the training room at Cargill Case Ready on:


Friday, February 21,2020
8:00am to 4:00pm


Strength and Solidarity

Your continued strength and solidarity on the plant floor is what helped get us to where we are today.  By standing together and making your voice heard, we were able to receive an offer from the Company that your Bargaining Committee recommends would form the basis of your new Collective Agreement.