Trent Valley Lodge workers secure 3-year agreement
On June 11, 2014, members of Local 175 working at Trent Valley Lodge voted to approve a new three-year collective agreement. The more than 100 health care providers at the Trenton facility achieved a number of improvements including the merge of the part-time and full-time contracts into one agreement. This will allow for members to move from part-time to full-time, and vice versa, without loss of seniority.
Full-time workers receive a lump sum payment of $400, and part-time receive $200. Casual employees receive a lump sum equivalent to 15 cents per hour for hours worked since the expiry of the previous contract. Wages increase by 1.25% in August 2014 and by 1.5% in August 2015.
The sunset clause has been reduced to 12 months and language has been added to provide for an Alternate Steward.
Union Negotiating Committee: Chris Kemp, June Morrison, Danette Pruden and Union Rep Paul Hardwick.