Wednesday, June 06, 2012
On June 4, 2012, the members of Local 175 who work for Compass Group at the Woodstock Hospital, ratified their first collective agreement. In addition to establishing Union representation, seniority, grievance and arbitration procedures and other contract language, the workers benefit from a number of improvements.
Workers each receive a one-time lump sum payment of $100 for full-time and $50 for part-time upon ratification. Hourly wages increase by between 30 and 80 cents per hour, depending on classification, in the first year and 20 cents per hour in both the second and third year
Hours will now be scheduled by seniority, whereas before joining the Local Union senior employees often received fewer hours than junior employees. In addition, full-time shifts are guaranteed to be a minimum of four hours.
Additional language addresses pay equity and job posting, and the co-pay for the workers benefit plan improves to be 70% employer paid, up from the previous 65% employer paid.
Union Negotiating Committee: Shane Jeffrey and Region 2 Director, Kelly Tosato.