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 CareCorp Seniors Services

Members employed by CareCorp working in Vernon and Armstrong, BC, overwhelmingly ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with 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.

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Members ratified a new 4-year agreement providing them with the largest wage increases in their history. Housekeeping and maintenance staff will see a 15% increase in the first year of the contract, with front desk staff receiving an 11% increase. Other classifications will see immediate increases of between 5 and 6%. In addition, employees will see over 6% increases in total over the remaining 3 years of the contract. Increases to employer contributions to employees’ pension plan were also negotiated along with a greater share of tips for the banqueting staff.

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Members voted unanimously in favour of ratifying a 3-year agreement providing them with wage increases of 5% in 2022, 4% in 2023, and 3% in 2024. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation was also added as statutory holiday. In addition, the hours required to work to obtain insurance and benefits coverage were reduced as follows:

• 100% coverage reduced from 100 worked hours to 80 worked hours

• 50% coverage reduced from 80 worked hours to 65 worked hours

• Self-pay coverage reduced from 80 worked hours to 65 worked hours

• The agreement also includes a small increase to employer contributions to retirement savings.

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