Villa Retirement ratifies

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February 12, 2024

Villa Retirement ratifies to secure wage increases and add contract workers into bargaining unit

Villa Retirement Lodge members in Midland unanimously ratified a two-year agreement on Feb 12, 2024.

The members will receive general wage increases: May 29, 2023 – 3%, November 29, 2023- 0.5%, May 29, 2024 – 3% and November 29, 2024 – 0.5%. The start rate will be deleted with the three-month rate becoming the new start rate. There will be a new weekend premium introduced at $.10/hour for all hours worked.

Other monetary improvements include and increase to the vision care allowance of $50 to $235 every two years.

Prior to the ratification of this agreement, the dietary and housekeeping staff were contracted out by the employer. We are happy to report that we have negotiated the inclusion of these workers into the bargaining unit and welcome approximately 15 new members into Local 175.

Union negotiating committee: Denis Maurice and Caitlin Ryles. Union representative: Derek Jokhu.

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

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