Successful ratification for Erin Mills Lodge workers

February 15, 2012 at 5:33pm

The 64 health care providers working at Erin Mills Lodge retirement home in Mississauga have a new three-year collective agreement.

Among other things, the deal, which bargaining unit members ratified on February 13, 2012, includes wage increase, health coverage improvements and additional employer contributions to the pension plan.

Both full and part-time wages increase by a total of 60 cents per hour over the contract term. Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) receive an additional adjustment of 20 cents per hour in March of the first year. Over the duration of the agreement, employer contributions increase to 37 cents per hour for the dental plan and 54 cents per hour for the pension plan. Group Insurance contributions by the employer also increase to reach 9.5% by the third year of the deal.

Workers now receive four days paid bereavement leave for the death of a grandchild, improved from the previous two days.

Union Negotiating Committee: Cassandra Amaral, Danielle Robidoux, Marlene Stoodley, Karen Thom and Union Rep Angela Mattioli.