Above-industry wage improvements in new agreement at Martindale Gardens

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June 7, 2019

Monetary improvements and adjustments achieved by the Union Negotiating Committee in this agreement provide for greater increases Martindale Gardens employees than most agreements and/or awards within the health care industry.

All rates will increase by 2% as of April 1, 2019, with a subsequent 2% increase in the second and third years of the agreement. Cooks, Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs), and Personal Support Workers (PSWs) at Martindale Gardens will see a positive adjustment made to their rates as of April 1, 2019. In addition, employees at the 1800 and 3600 progressions classified as Concierge, Server, Dishwasher, and Server receive a wage adjustment as well. Servers will also see an additional adjustment in the third year of the agreement term. Any red-circled employees will also receive 2% increases in each year. Lastly, employees who are not permitted to leave the facility during lunch or who do not get their lunch, will receive pay for such lunch.

Language in the agreement improves to include in-law siblings in the bereavement leave provisions. Part-time vacation will now accrue the same as it does for full-time employees.

Now, Stewards get paid time to meet with new members and introduce those members to the Union. Plus, employees will now receive four hours’ pay for completing required training modules at home.

Members of the Martindale Gardens Union negotiating committee with their Union Rep.Members ratified their new agreement on June 4, 2019. Martindale Gardens is a retirement residence located in Milton, Ontario. Currently, the home employs more than 50 unionized workers represented by Local 175.

Union Negotiating Committee: Carmel McVicar, Jeanette Trail, and Union Rep Mario Tardelli.

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