UFCW members at Barrington Retirement ratify new agreement

Contract includes wage increases, improved language

UFCW Canada Local 175 members at the Barrington Retirement Home in Barrie, Ont., secured a new collective agreement.

The three-year deal was awarded through the Hospital Labour Disputes Arbitration Act (HLDAA).

The deal provides for a two per cent wage increase in each year of the agreement.

The contract also includes new language that will allow bargaining unit members to accept a temporary non-bargaining unit position for up to one year. Members will not lose seniority during the year they serve in that non-bargaining unit position.

Additionally, improvements to contract language were included in the agreement that address scheduling over the Christmas holiday season.

As part of the deal the employer will contribute $1,000 to the UFCW Canada Local 175 Education & Training Fund. 

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