Ratifications
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Ratifications

Albright Gardens

Local 302 members at this home in Beamsville ratified a 2-year agreement providing special adjustments to the wage grid for all classifications that exceed industry norms as well as other monetary improvements. Members left CLAC and joined Unifor in 2019. Disappointed with the level of representation they received, they overwhelmingly voted to leave Unifor and rejoin Local 302 in December 2022.

Canada Catering Co., a Division of Brown’s+ Plus Inc.

Local 304 members at CFB Meaford unanimously ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with an 11% wage increase over the term. In addition, the 15-year step on the wage grid was dropped to 3 years. The agreement also provides a new lead-hand premium and increases to the life insurance payout amount, AD&D insurance coverage, and the shoe allowance.

Country Lane Long Term Care Centre

Local 304 members at this home in Chatsworth ratified a 2-year agreement providing them with 3% annual wage increases over the term along with a new 30¢/hr. evening and night-shift premium plus an increase to the weekend premium. A new sick leave plan will provide full-time staff with the ability to earn up to 14 sick credits per year, which is big improvement over the previous plan. Other improvements include a new 10-week parental leave top-up provision and an additional float day for part-time staff who work 975 hours in a year.

Errinrung Long Term Care Home

Local 304 members at this home in Thornbury unanimously ratified a 2-year agreement providing them with 3% wage increases, with special adjustments for RPNs and housekeeping, dietary, and laundry staff. An orientation premium and a premium for unregulated care providers were introduced along with increases to shift and in-lieu-of-benefits premiums for part-time employees. Increases were made to vision, dental, and paramedical coverage, and a new mental health paramedical benefit was also introduced.

Heidehof For The Care Of The Aged

Local 302 members at this home in St. Catharines ratified a 2-year agreement providing above-average wage increases over the term ranging from 11 to 14% over the life of the agreement. In addition, the union bargaining committee was able to resolve outstanding back pay from the imposition of Bill 124 with further half-percent increases in the previous three years.

Livingstone Manor Retirement Residence

Local 304 members at this home in Listowel ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with a 9% wage increase over the term. Other improvements include a reduction of the biweekly overtime threshold, the introduction of a weekend premium, and improvements to vision coverage and life insurance payout.

Park Lane Terrace

Local 305 members at this home in Paris ratified a 3-year agreement providing them with wage increases of 1.5% in the first year followed by 3% increases in years 2 and 3. In addition, special wage adjustments of 50¢/hr. were negotiated for registered practical nurses and recreational therapists. Other improvements include benefits enhancements to the annual paramedical amounts and an increase to the annual dental maximums and increases to shift and weekend premiums.

Pine Grove Lodge

Local 304 members at this home in Woodbridge ratified a 2-year agreement providing them with a 3% general wage increase in each year. It also enshrines in the wage grid the $3/hr. provincial wage enhancement provided to personal support workers during the pandemic. The agreement provides special adjustments for RPNs and cooks as well as for dietary, housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance staff. Vision coverage was increased, an evening shift premium was introduced along with an improved weekend premium, and the in-lieu-of-benefits premium for part-time staff was increased. Bereavement leave will now also be provided for the death of a stepchild or stepparent.

Shalom Manor

Local 302 members employed as registered nurses at this home in Grimsby ratified a 2-year agreement providing 3% wage increases each year and improvements to medical benefits, vision plan, premium rates, and more. Other improvements include clarification regarding overtime pay, holiday pay, vacation pay, and bereavement leave; an annual 25¢/hr. increase to standby pay; and a resolution to Bill 124 involving retroactive wage increases from July 2020 to July 2022.

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