Spencer Place members ratify wage, benefit and language improvements.

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January 8, 2024

Compass Group members in Orillia at Sienna Senior Living (Spencer Place) ratify a three-year agreement on December 6, 2023.

Members wages will increase in Year 1 – 4% for cooks and 8% for Dietary Aid, retroactive to date of expiry, Year 2 – 2% and Year 3 – 2%.

Other changes include:

  • There will be a $300 signing bonus for cooks.
  • The previous wage reduction of $.50/hour for probationary employees has been eliminated.

In benefit improvements, the employer contribution for health care coverage will increase from 60% to 70%.

Language improvements include:

  • Floater for employees with more than 5 years.
  • Overtime will be offered by seniority.
  • Additional bereavement leave with the opportunity to move one day for celebration of life events.
  • Additional sick day.
  • Employer to cover $25 for doctors’ notes.
  • Employer to cover the cost of all medical documentation needed for return from a leave.
  • Improved shoe allowance.
  • Increased training and education fund contribution to $450 upon ratification and every anniversary year.
  • Employer will now be required to provide paystubs a day before pay day.
  • Break to be paid when it is worked.  
  • Part time employees working more than 24 hours for more than 9 weeks will be reclassified to Full-time.
  • Improvement to the Grievance procedure timeliness.
  • Sunset clause has been reduced to 14 months.
  • Improvements to posting language.

Union negotiating committee: Katrina Cannon and Jason Francis. Union representative: Ricardo Bocanegra.

Compass Group Sienna Senior Living Orillia ratifies

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