Local 2458 members who work at County of Bruce municipal homes, Gateway Haven in Wiarton and Brucelea Haven in Walkerton ratified a new collective agreement on April 11.
“Congratulations to the bargaining committee who remained determined to resist concessions and to achieve a fair settlement,” said Jerry Dias, National President. “We know that the working conditions of our long-term care home members directly impact the living conditions of the seniors who reside in the homes.”
Unifor Local 2458 represents more than 200 workers at all three homes.
The agreement strengthens work shortage language, an issue plaguing the long-term care sector. The agreement also includes improved scheduling language, benefits and a two per cent wage increase in each year of the three-year agreement.