Hiram Walker Workers Accept Four-Year-Deal
Workers at Hiram Walker and Sons have reached an agreement six-weeks before an existing contract was about to expire.
Members of Unifor Local 2027 voted 66% in favour of a four-year-deal Friday that includes a $3,000 early-signing-bonus and a 2% wage increase every year.
Lump-sum payments of $3,000 for production workers, and $3,500 for trades-people, are built in for each of the first two-years in lieu of a cost of living adjustment.
In a statement released by parent company Pernod Ricard, Vice President of Operations Jim Stanski says "employees are at the core" of competitive manufacturing in Windsor and internationally.
The agreement also adds new health benefits, retirement incentives, and a defined pension plan for new hires working at the brand’s Riverside Dr. facility.