CUPE 5021 ratifies new collective agreement

Members of CUPE 5021 at Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries have ratified a new collective agreement that sees overall improvements to wages and benefits, and significant moves towards settling wage harmonization plans relating to the merger of Liquor and Lotteries in 2014.

Ratification votes were held on January 13 and 14, 2016.

“We’re pleased that we have been able to reach a new deal that addresses the recent merger and discrepancies between workers in Liquor and Lotteries” said Elizabeth Carlyle, CUPE National Representative. “The new contract better reflects the needs of all employees, and leaves space for continued conversations on bringing everyone on par.”

In addition to general wage increases, improvements to vacation entitlement for new employees, hours of work, flex benefits and increases to Discretionary Leave Time allowances, the new contract adds language to protect members from personal harassment (bullying).

“The bargaining committee worked tirelessly to achieve the best collective agreement possible,” said Carlyle. “We’re proud that this deal was achieved through meaningful dialogue between the employer and the union and we feel all parties have come out stronger”.

CUPE 5021 represents approximately 270 members at Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries.
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