CareCorp Employees Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract
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CareCorp Employees Overwhelmingly Ratify New Contract

Kelowna, BC—Employees of CareCorp Seniors Services working in Vernon and Armstrong, BC, overwhelmingly ratified a three-year collective agreement providing them with retroactive wage increases and a number of other improvements.

The 66 employees are represented by Service, Health, Manufacturing, and Allied Workers Union, CLAC Local 501. They are employed as multiservice workers, resident care aides – assisted living, healthcare aides, cooks, RNs, licensed practical nurses, rehabilitation assistants, and recreation aides.

The contract provides for levelled wage rates as determined through provincial negotiations with retroactive increases as of April 1, 2022, with additional wage increases on April 1, 2023, and April 1, 2024. Wages will now be paid via direct deposit instead of cheques.

The contract also provides increases to the employer maximum monthly contribution for the benefits plan. In addition, the employer will pay employees their straight time wage rate for time spent renewing their Food Safe Certificate during work hours and reimburse the course cost on successful completion.

The agreement received solid endorsement from the union membership, with 91 percent of employees voting in favour.

CareCorp provides daily healthcare, food services, housekeeping, and laundry service to seniors in hospitals, care homes, and retirement residences.

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