Published: 01/02/2017

In the second half of 2016, U.S. affiliate the UFCW settled a number of local collective bargaining agreements with JBS, Tyson, Smithfield and Cargill. In a tough bargaining environment the union was able to protect pension and health insurance plans for its members and negotiate regular wage increases throughout the 5 year term of the agreements.

The Agreements all contain hours of work protections, paid breaks, provision for overtime payments and entitlements to public holidays and vacation time.