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Retirement care workers at Briton House ratify

December 19, 2012 at 9:23pm

On December 17, 2012, the 120-member bargaining unit at the Briton House Retirement Centre in Toronto achieved a three-year renewed collective agreement.

All workers receive a lump sum payment equivalent to a 2 per cent increase as of ratification with subsequent rate increases of 2 per cent in both the second and third year of the contract term. In addition, anyone designated as a Lead Hand will receive $1.50 per hour in addition to their regular wage for all hours worked as lead hand.

Contributions to the pension plan increase to 80 cents per hour worked in the first year and 85 cents per hour worked in the third year. The rate of contribution to the workers’ health and welfare plan also increase over the term of the deal. Eyeglass coverage increases to $200 per 24-month period, up from $150.
Other improvements include reduced probation time for part-time workers of 90 days or six months, whichever comes first.
Union Negotiating Committee: Maria Desumala, Eulalia Ferrer, Christine Pascal, Valbert Spencer and Union Rep Mona Bailey.