P&H Milling ratify a 3 year agreement

Lethbridge, AB – June 25, 2018. After a conciliation process, UFCW Local 401 members at P&H Milling in Lethbridge, have ratified a new three-year collective agreement. The forty UFCW members workingat the mill grinds various cereal grains into flour for domestic and export use.

Union members won retroactive pay to the expiry of their contract as well as percentage increases in each of the remaining years of the collective agreement.

Other highlights include improvements to:

  • provisions for new employees on probation;
  • provisions guiding banked overtime;
  • payroll provisions;
  • ‘on call’ pay for trades people;
  • qualifying for statutory holidays;
  • vacation pay and time entitlements;
  • the grievance procedure;
  • scheduling rules;
  • premiums for trades people who possess dual tickets; and
  • company provided clothing.

This set of bargaining also saw employees fight off a number of takeaways brought forward by their employer, including a company-mandated “flex” benefit plan.

Congratulations to the committee for their hard work!

UFCW Local 401 is Alberta’s largest private sector union, representing more than 32,000 union members working in diverse sectors of the Alberta economy, including the food and beverage production, retail, transportation, and agriculture sectors.