New Contract for Palisade Gardens
Palisade Gardens in Cobourg has a new three year Collective Agreement. The contract was ratified on November 23, 2011. Members will receive a 2% wage increase in each year of the contract in addition to a lump sum payment.Unregulated Care Professionals receive an additional $0.75 for a minimum of 3 hours per shift, which is increased to $1.00 on November 1, 2013. Members are entitled to overtime pay after eight hours per day. Vacation pay is also changed. Those with five years of seniority will be given 3 weeks of vacation at 6% and after 10 years workers will receive four weeks of vacation with 8% pay. All workers are entitled to two more statutory holidays: Family Day and one floater day. Bereavement leave for a spouse or child is increased from 3 to 5 days. The uniform allowance increases to $80 for full-time members and $40 for those who work part-time.
Negotiating Committee: Jamie Lynn Dunk & John Neary. Union Representative: Marilyn Lang