New Contract for Whisperwood Villa

Posted October 19, 2023, 9:18am

UPSE is pleased to announce the completion of a contract for Whisperwood Villa. Our members at Whisperwood Villa have been without a contract since July 31, 2022. The membership stood strong during negotiations and made the decision to proceed to arbitration in order to obtain substantial wage increases for the bargaining unit. The arbitrated order sees the membership receiving the following:

– 5% wage increase as of August 1, 2022 paid retroactively to the membership

– A monetary wage increase commencing August 1, 2023 to bring the membership to 2.5% above the market average.

– An increase of 2.5% in 2024

– An increase of 2.5% in 2025

– Shift differential pay will increase to $1.50 per hour.

The arbitrator weighed factors such as labour market conditions, and the employer’s ability to attain funding and recruit and retain staff. The monetary increases combine to roughly a 12% increase over the four years of the agreement. Karen Jackson, UPSE President, thanks the bargaining team for their hard work in achieving a fair wage and benefit package for the membership.

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