Winnipeg – February 1, 2016 – UFCW Canada Local 832 members working at Vista Park Lodge in Winnipeg, Manitoba have ratified a new four-year collective agreement that brings wage increases and more.
Members at the facility work as healthcare workers at the personal care home.
As per the new agreement members will receive wage increases in each year of the agreement of 1.25% in year one retroactive to April 2015, 1.25% in year 2 and 1.5% in year 3 and 4. Members will also see increases to premiums and a new long service bonus.
"This new contract is a victory for these workers at the Vista Park Lodge," says UFCW Canada Local 832 President Jeff Traeger. "After the members gave the bargaining committee a strong strike vote, we were able to achieve stronger gains. These members are dedicated to their jobs and offer high-quality care to the residents at the lodge," Brother Traeger adds.