Victoria Retirement members ratify; contract includes health & safety pandemic plan language

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August 31, 2020

On August 25, 2020, the members at Victoria Retirement in Cobourg ratified a new two-year collective agreement.

Victoria Retirement members ratifyThe Union Negotiating Committee achieved several improvements that were important to the membership at Victoria Retirement in this agreement. Going forward, employees will receive improved uniform allowances of $130 per year for full-time and $95 per year for part-time. The committee also achieved an increase to $275 for vision care coverage, up from $225, every 24 months.

Language improvements provide enhanced Health & Safety provisions utilizing the precautionary principle and a pandemic plan.

Members will see across-the-board wage increases of 2% for all classifications effective April 18, 2020. In addition, members will see another 2% increase in April 2021. The premium for Unregulated Care Providers (UCPs) also improves by 25 cents per hour.

In addition, members will benefit from improved bereavement of two days, up from one, for the death of an aunt or uncle.

This agreement protects the 15 members of the bargaining unit at Victoria Retirement.

Union Negotiating Committee: Donna Byatt, Debbie Hodgkins, and Union Rep Dean McLaren.

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

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