Wage Increases, Sick Bank Pay Out Maintained for IOOF Employees with New Contract
Barrie, ON—Employees of IOOF Seniors Home Inc. ratified a new two-year collective agreement providing them with wage increases while maintaining long-standing sick bank pay outs.
The 265 employees working at the home are represented by Health Care and Service Workers Union, CLAC Local 304. The union has represented members at the home since 1987.
The contract provides employees with a 2.8 percent wage increase over the term of the agreement. Increases to the weekend premium were also negotiated.
“It was important to the membership that we preserve long-standing sick bank pay outs,” says Rhianna Soule, a food service worker, steward, and member of the union bargaining committee member. “The employer was adamant that the provision be removed, but we were able to maintain it during negotiations.”
“This was my first time at the bargaining table,” says Karen Greenhalgh, a personal support worker, steward, and member of the union bargaining committee member. “It was an eye opener for sure. I’m happy the new contract was settled with ease.”