Health care workers at Broadview Nursing Centre vote on new agreement

December 10, 2015 at 11:22am

The 60 members of Local 175’s Health, Office, and Professional Employees’ (HOPE) Sector working at Broadview Nursing Centre in Smiths Falls had a ratification vote on December 9, 2015.

A new two-year contract, which was ratified at the meeting, includes wage increases for all rates of 1.5% retroactive to the expiry of the previous contract, and 1% in the second year. Employer contributions to the benefit plan increase to 9% of a worker’s gross earnings. Remembrance Day has been converted to provide an additional floating statutory holiday.

The contract includes new Dignity & Respect language, new Health & Safety provisions dealing with infection disease, and new language regarding the creation of a new job classification.  Additional new language allows workplace servicing by the Union Representative.

Union Negotiating Committee: Ashley Colling, Geneva Donaldson, Sandra Proulx, and Union Rep Simon Baker.