Long-term care members at The Royal Henley Retirement Community secure first contract – UFCW 175 & 633
St. Catharines, Ont. – September 29, 2022 – UFCW 175 members at The Royal Henley Retirement Community recently secured a first collective agreement after successfully certifying the new bargaining unit at the tail end of 2021.
The new three-year contract comes with significant first-year gains with PSWs seeing 10 percent increases, Housekeeping seeing 6 percent increases, and Dishwashers and Servers seeing 5 percent increases to wages. All other bargaining unit members will see a 2 percent increase in year one, with additional 2 percent across the board increase to wages in years two and three of the new contract.
Overtime pay is now calculated after eight hours or eighty hours bi-weekly, in addition to roll over of unused sick days to a maximum of eight days or 40 percent pay out. Members with seven years or more of service will receive one float day in year three of the new contract, in addition to an agreement by the employer to contribute 1 cent per hour worked towards the Local Union’s Training & Education Fund.
To read more about the collective bargaining victory at The Royal Henley, click here.
UFCW Canada Locals 175 & 633 represent more than 70,000 hard-working Ontarians in almost every sector of the economy. To learn more about the outstanding work of UFCW 175 & 633, visit their website.
How can I join the union?
Are you a non-unionized worker who would like to enjoy the benefits of a UFCW Canada collective agreement? Do you and your co-workers want to gain the union advantage at work? Join Canada’s best union, UFCW Canada, to make your workplace better today. Click here to join the union now.