Members at Queenchester Terrace ratify first collective agreement unanimously
March 28, 2022
The newly organized members at Queenchester Terrace in St. Catharines ratified their first collective agreement on March 8, 2022 with a three-year term.
Wage improvements will be $.50 per hour at date of ratification and 1.5% in each year of the agreement with a $250.00 signing bonus.
Other language achievements:
• paid overtime after 84 hours biweekly
• paid bereavement leave of 3 days
• improved vacation language of 6% after 3 years
• paid breaks
• job posting language
• seniority language for vacation and job posting
• having union representation in cases of discipline
These new members are overjoyed seeing the benefits of belonging to a union, having a voice and knowing their rights in their workplace.
Union negotiating committee: Ansha Ammu Ninan. Union Representative: Melody Slattery
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