Wage increases, sick-bank payout maintained for IOOF employees in Barrie, Ont., with new deal

Employer ‘adamant’ about removing certain provisions: CLAC
|labour-reporter.com|Last Updated: 05/21/2019
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The contract provides employees with a 2.8 per cent wage increase over the term of the agreement, said the union. GOOGLE STREET VIEW

Employees of Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Seniors Home in Barrie, Ont., ratified a new two-year collective agreement on May 13 providing them with wage increases while maintaining long-standing sick-bank payout .

The 265 employees working at the home are represented by Health Care and Service Workers Union, CLAC Local 304. The union has represented members at the home since 1987, said CLAC.

The contract provides employees with a 2.8 per cent wage increase over the term of the agreement. Increases to the weekend premium were also negotiated, said the union.

“It was important to the membership that we preserve long-standing sick bank payouts,” said Rhianna Soule, a food service worker, steward, and member of the union bargaining committee. “The employer was adamant that the provision be removed, but we were able to maintain it during negotiations.”

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