Winnipeg and Portage la Prairie, Man. – November 19, 2018 – UFCW Canada Local 832 health care members working at Visions of Independence (VOI) have secured a new collective agreement that brings improvements to contract language and more.
Visions of Independence provides residential services and community support for people living with disabilities. The goal is to provide individuals with intellectual disabilities with the encouragement and support that they need to enhance their independence. UFCW 832 members coordinate the day programs and group home programs provided by VOI – assisting supported individuals with everyday living needs.
Some of the gains in the new contract include:
- A new top of scale / overscale premium;
- A new Key Direct Support Professional (KDSP) specialty premium of 2%; and
- New seniority premiums of 1% for 5 years of service and 2% for 10 years of service.
UFCW Canada Local 832 is Manitoba’s largest private sector union, representing over 18,000 members in a wide variety of industries, including the retail food, health care, food processing, security, industrial, textile, and transportations sectors. To get the full story on the new contract at VOI, and to find out more about the outstanding work of UFCW 832, visit www.ufcw.832.