Christian Centre employees ratify contract with 11% in wage increases

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July 29, 2019

Christian Centre: Animated image with text: 11% total wage increaseRecently, the Unionized employees at the Orillia Christian Centre voted yes to a new collective agreement.

The Union Negotiating Committee achieved significant wage increases for all employees at the Christian Centre over the three-year term of the contract. This includes 5% in the first year, 3% in the second year, and another 3% in the third year. In addition, employees will receive a signing bonus of $200 each.

New language negotiated by the Union committee allows members to apply and work in positions at the Christian Centre that have temporary funding for six to 12 months, while maintaining their Union position and seniority.

Employees help care for the homeless by preparing and serving meals, assisting with shelter, and providing referrals to community services.

The three-year agreement, ratified on July 22, 2019, covers two full-time and six part-time employees at the Christian Centre, operating as the Lighthouse Soup Kitchen & Shelter, in Orillia.

Union Negotiating Committee: David Shoghi and Union Rep Rick Daudlin.

Catch up on negotiation highlights from across the province here.

Many community and health care workers are joining the Union! Read more about recent victories, such as the one celebrated recently by employees at Christian Horizons in the Toronto area. Check out more organizing victories here.

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