Health care workers at Broadview Nursing Centre vote on new agreement
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.