Members at Broadview Nursing Centre achieve 3-year contract

August 4, 2017 at 1:47pm

The Members of UFCW Local 175 who are employed at Broadview Nursing Centre in Smiths Falls achieved a new collective agreement on August 1, 2017.

The contract, reached after conciliation over issues such as wages and clothing allowance, covers 59 full and part-time workers who are part of the Local 175 Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) Sector.

Over the three-year term, Members receive an initial increase of 1.4% including retroactive pay for hours worked since April 3, 2017, plus 1.4% in each the second and third year.

Members achieved improved bereavement language which now includes siblings, step-parents, and step-children. In addition, there are important language improvements regarding harassment and bullying, and the grievance procedure.

Contributions to the workers’ dental plan increase by 2 cents per hour and the company will pay 9.5% of the total premium effective April 3, 2019. The clothing allowance improves by an additional 1 cent per hour worked effective April 3, 2018.

The contract now includes specific language allowing the Members’ Union Representative to service at the premises 30 minutes per month.

Union Negotiating Committee: Sara Blum, Kelly Kendrick, and Union Rep Lionel MacEachern.