January 19, 2017
Aurora, ON—Employees of Aurora Resthaven long term care residence overwhelming ratified a new three-year collective agreement reached between the employer and the union. The employees are represented by Health Care and Service Workers Union, CLAC Local 304.
The new agreement provides employees with wage increases for all classifications over the term, with special adjustments for some classifications. In addition, improvements were made to benefits and weekend premiums.
“The complete compensation package is a good one that we were able to build on,” says Michelle Smiley, a personal support worker, union steward, and member of the union bargaining committee. “We also negotiated payment in lieu of pension for those members who are 71 or older and are still working. In addition, five weeks were added to the maternity top up provided by the employer.”
Formed in 1952, CLAC is one of Canada’s fastest-growing unions. Operating through 15 member centres, it is the country’s largest national, independent, multisector union representing over 60,000 workers in almost every sector. Based on values of respect, dignity, and fairness, CLAC is committed to building better workplaces, better communities, and better lives.
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AURORA RESTHAVEN EMPLOYEES OVERWHELMINGLY RATIFY NEW THREE-YEAR CONTRACT
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