Members at The Richmond ratify

January 7, 2016 at 12:39pm

Members of Local 175’s Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) sector working at The Richmond Retirement Residence in Belleville, achieved a new contract on December 14, 2015.

Employees receive wage increases of 4.5% over the term of the agreement. Sick Day payment will improve to provide 75% on the first day, up from 66%, and 100% on days two and three, up from 75%. New language reduces the hours between shifts to 12 instead of 15.5, and there is a new weekend shift premium of 10 cents per hour.

Those with three weeks of vacation entitlement, instead of the previous four weeks required, may now split up a week of that entitlement. Vacation requests are now booked by seniority all year long instead of just the summer months. To qualify for an additional floater holiday, employees now need four years of seniority, down from the previous five required.

Union Negotiating Committee: Loretta Conley, Deborah Juby, Stacey Renaud, and Union Rep Dean McLaren.