Vera Davis Community Care members ratify

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September 11, 2019

Members at the Vera Davis Community Care Centre in Bolton achieved a new agreement recently.

In this round of bargaining, the employer brought a number of concessions to the table, which made this round of bargaining extremely difficult and resulted in the parties meeting in conciliation. On August 28, the Union and Employer met again and were able to achieve a contract.

The contract, ratified on September 9, 2019, will see the employees at Vera Davis through to the end of November 2021. Wages across all classifications will increase by 1% retroactive to December 1, 2017, and 1.75% retroactive to December 1, 2018. This year, employees will see a raise of 1.75%, followed by another raise of 1.75% in year four.

Further, the Union and the employer will meet to discuss wage scales for the new positions: Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) Specialist and Behavioural Supports Ontario Nurse (BSON).

The bargaining unit at Vera Davis Community Care Centre is comprised of 27 full-time and 50 part-time employees.

Thank you to the members of the Union Negotiating Committee – Don King, Sinceray McCabe, and Dionne Reid – who worked hard alongside Union Rep Orsola Augurusa through a difficult round of bargaining to achieve this contract.

Read more Negotiation Updates from the Local 175 HOPE Sector! What’s HOPE? It stands for Health, Office & Professional Employees.

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