Mar 18, 2016

UFCW members at Barrington Retirement ratify new agreement

Contract includes wage increases, improved language

UFCW Canada Local 175 members at the Barrington Retirement Home in Barrie, Ont., secured a new collective agreement.

The three-year deal was awarded through the Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act (HLDAA).

The deal provides for a two per cent wage increase in each year of the agreement.

The contract also includes new language that will allow bargaining unit members to accept a temporary non-bargaining unit position for up to one year. Members will not lose seniority during the year they serve in that non-bargaining unit position.

Additionally, improvements to contract language were included in the agreement that address scheduling over the Christmas holiday season.

As part of the deal the employer will contribute $1,000 to the UFCW Canada Local 175 Education & Training Fund. 

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