London, Ont. – April 1, 2021 – UFCW 175 members at Windermere on the Mount Retirement Residence in London, Ontario recently achieved a new collective agreement.
With the assistance of Conciliation on the final day of bargaining, the Union Negotiating Committee achieved an agreement with wage adjustments and an additional statutory holiday starting in 2023.
The new agreement contains language that allows for better vacation selection and removes barriers so employees may switch shifts when necessary. The new contract also includes improved bereavement leave.
Wages for members will increase by 2% in each year of the agreement. In addition, most classifications will receive rate adjustments of 10 cents per hour in year-two, 10 cents per hour in year-three, and 15 cents per hour in year-four. All members will benefit from a new Uniform allowance of 8 cents per hour worked.
Further language improvements make the pension plan more accessible for workers by expanding the opt-in window.
In addition, members will benefit from increased vision care coverage of $225, up from $200, and a shoe allowance of $70 every two years.
The agreement covers 32 full-time employees at Windermere on the Mount Retirement Residence in London. Members ratified the agreement on March 16, 2021.
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