Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) has reached a new four-year agreement with employees at its Edmonton distribution centre.

"Local Co-ops rely on FCL to source and deliver food products to over 620 communities across Western Canada," said Ron Healey, vice president of ag and consumer business at FCL. "This agreement will help us continue to reliably supply our owners with high-quality products at competitive prices for the entire Co-operative Retailing System." 

Current employees at the top of their pay scale will receive a one per cent wage increase in each year of the new agreement. The agreement includes improvements to benefits for all employees, expanded use of part-time employees and increased scheduling flexibility. The agreement also includes the introduction of an alternate wage scale for new employees.

The new agreement covers more than 170 employees at the Edmonton distribution centre. FCL and its union have been bargaining since the last collective bargaining agreement expired on Aug. 31, 2020. 

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