HOPE Sector members at Grandview Lodge secure new agreement

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March 10, 2016

On February 16, health care workers at Grandview Lodge secured a new four-year collective agreement.

The more than 100 members at the Dunnville nursing care home belong to the Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) Sector of Local 175.

All rates and classifications receive increases of 2% retroactive for hours worked since January 1, 2016, and subsequent increases of 1.75% in each of the next three years. Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) receive an additional wage adjustment of 50 cents per hour effective July 1, 2016. RPNs also receive a premium of $2 per hour for each hour worked in the absence of a Registered Nurse (RN). On-call maintenance employees assigned to carry a pager receive a daily premium that increases from $16 to $25 over the term of the agreement.

Vacation language improves to require fewer years of service for full-time workers to reach entitlement of four, five, and six weeks’ paid vacation leave.

The employer will contribute toward the UFCW Local 175 Training & Education fund each year.

Union Negotiating Committee: Pam Caughell, Jim Fleming, Cheryl Lemos, Angie MacArthur, Kathy Sitter, Irene Stirling, and Union Rep Ashleigh Garner.