Smiths Falls, Ont. – August 11, 2017 – UFCW Canada Local 175 members working at Broadview Nursing Centre in Smiths Falls, Ontario have recently achieved a new collective agreement.
The contract covers 59 full- and part-time employees who are part of the Local 175 Health, Office & Professional Employees (HOPE) sector.
Over the three-year term, members will receive an initial wage increase of 1.4 percent – including retroactive pay for hours worked in April 2017 – plus an additional 1.4 percent in years 2 and 3 of the contract.
Members also achieved improved bereavement language that now includes siblings, step-parents, and step-children. In addition, there are important language improvements regarding harassment and bullying, and the grievance procedure.
The union negotiating committee included UFCW Canada Local 175 members Sara Blum and Kelly Kendrick and Local 175 Union Representative Lionel MacEachern. To learn more about UFCW Canada Locals 175 & 633, click here.