Kelowna, B.C. – January 9, 2016 – UFCW Canada Local 1518 members working at Fernbrae Manor in Kelowna, British Columbia have ratified a new collective agreement.
Fernbrae Manor is an assisted-living community that provides a comfortable, small-town environment for its residents. The 35-member unit consists primarily of healthcare workers at the facility.
The new four-year contract features a variety of improvements including important changes to job security language and sick bank eligibility.
As per the new deal, members will also receive an over 8% increase in compensation over the duration of the contract. There are also improvements to contract language and night shift premium pay.
The union negotiating committee included Helga Watt, Suzanne Borglund and union representative Ed Cabral.