Good news for all the employees working at Kroger. As Kroger company have just announced the much awaited contract for their employees. Kroger workers in Greater Cincinnati, Dayton, and Northern Kentucky have a new five-year contract with a downtown supermarket chain.
While the Kroger and the local branch of the Federation of Food and Trade Workers said in a joint statement that the agreement. They said that this contract which includes 20,000 employees living in the area. Was ratified on Tuesday. The contract covers more than 100 stores in the region.
Furthermore, under the terms of the deal, Kroger will allocate $ 159 million for a wage increase over the next half decade. Over the next five years, hourly wages will increase by $ 4.78 for some workers, depending on the classification and hiring date. Toward the end of the decade, the average hourly wage for a local colleague would be about $ 20 per hour before health care and pension benefits.
Here’s the statement from the Kroger company “After a year of uncertainty and sacrifice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. UFCW Local 75 is pleased to have a five-year agreement with Kroger establishing security and stability for our members.” said Kevin Garvey, Chairman of Union Local 75, “The addition of the agreement improved the contract language and preserved Affordable healthcare.
In addition, Desiderio Reynoso Morales disinfects shopping trolleys before customers use them at Kroger on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in Newport, Kentucky. Cleaning trolleys are one of the things Kroger is doing to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Because the true protagonists in all of this are the unknown workers who put themselves on the front lines of providing for necessities, like food. Local Kroger officials said both sides worked well together to hammer out the new contract. This agreement follows thoughtful and fruitful work. By both the company and the union’s negotiating committees,” Scott Hayes, head of the Cincinnati Dayton division at Kroger, said in a statement.