Dunnville, Ont. – March 12, 2016 – UFCW Canada Local 175 members working at Grandview Lodge in Dunnville have secured a new four-year collective agreement. The more than 100 members working at the nursing care home belong to the Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) Sector of Local 175.
All rates and classifications receive increases of 2% retroactive for hours worked since January 1, 2016, and subsequent increases of 1.75% in each of the next three years. Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) receive an additional wage adjustment of 50 cents per hour effective July 1, 2016. RPNs also receive a premium of $2 per hour for each hour worked in the absence of a Registered Nurse (RN). On-call maintenance employees assigned to carry a pager receive a daily premium that increases from $16 to $25 over the term of the agreement.
Vacation language improves to require fewer years of service for full-time workers to reach entitlement of four, five, and six weeks’ paid vacation leave. The employer will also contribute toward the UFCW Local 175 Training & Education fund each year.
The Union Negotiating Committee included Pam Caughell, Jim Fleming, Cheryl Lemos, Angie MacArthur, Kathy Sitter, Irene Stirling, and union representative Ashleigh Garner.