Members at Barrington Retirement achieve new contract through HLDAA

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March 11, 2016

In December, Local 175 HOPE Sector members at the Barrington Retirement Home in Barrie secured a three-year collective agreement awarded through the Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act (HLDAA).

The 22 employees had been without a contract since December 31, 2014.

In the first year of the new collective agreement employees will receive a 2% wage increase, which will be paid retroactive to January 1, 2015. Workers receive an across-the-board increase of 2% in each the second and third of the agreement term as well.

New language allows a bargaining unit member to accept a temporary non-bargaining unit position for up to one year. They will be required to continue to pay dues and will not lose seniority within that year.

Improved language address scheduling over the Christmas holiday. The employer will contribute $1,000 toward the UFCW Local 175 Education & Training Fund.

Union Negotiating Committee: Debbie Alton, Dianna Hollett, and Director, Chris Fuller.