Broadview Nursing Centre members secure new contract

April 5, 2012 at 6:47pm

Members working at Broadview Nursing Centre in Smith Falls gained their new two-year collective agreement at a ratification meeting on April 3, 2012. Members benefit from 1.25% wage increase as of ratification and an additional 1% increase on August 3, 2012. Workers also receive a lump sum payment of 1.75% for all hours paid from April 3, 2011 to April 3, 2012.

The employer health and welfare contributions increases .25%, retroactive from April 3, 2011 and then increases again .5% effective date of ratification. Also, dental contributions increase 6 cents per hour over the term of the agreement.

Full-time workers now have the option to break one week of vacation into separate individual days, and new language improves hours of work regarding full weekends off. Members also gain improvements in language around call-ins, stewards, and layoff/recalls.

Negotiating Committee: Janet Byers, Norma-Jean Schouten and Union Representative Paul Hardwick.