Unionized workers of residence Portland have adopted 100 percent from a tentative agreement reached with their employer.
This agreement is the first to be concluded within the framework of a coordinated negotiation involving five private nursing homes in the Eastern Townships, welcomes the CSN in a press release.
The president of the Central Council Estrie national unions, Denis Beaudin, ensures that “the negotiations took place in a climate of respect. This demonstrates that it is possible to conduct negotiations without however confrontation between the parties. ”
“We are pleased with this agreement that will improve the daily financial statement of our members with an increase of $ 1.50 per hour over three years,” said for his part Luc Poirier, president of the Union of Workers of private shelters Estrie – CSN.
Poirier also noted that further negotiations are or will be initiated shortly with Domaine Fleurimont, St-Philippe residence of Windsor, Sherbrooke Manor and Bellevue Residence. It wants the outcome of these negotiations is as conclusive as the Portland Residence.
Recall that the negotiations in this area have not always smooth labor dispute.
“This type of coordinated bargaining helps demonstrate the solidarity which unites unionized es shelters the Eastern Townships who want to improve their working conditions. Given the demands and commitment that requires working with elderly clients, workers and workers consider their requests are entirely legitimate, “says Regional Vice President of the FSSS-CSN, Steve Lemieux.
Further gains were also achieved during the negotiations. They relate in particular to the increase in evening and night premiums and adding a premium weekend. Also, a new mechanism that allows the accumulation of floating holidays and diseases and appropriate payment for these unused leave will be implemented, does one note.
The Trade Union of Workers of private accommodation facilities in Estrie – CSN has about 250 members in seven shelters. It is affiliated with the Federation of health and social services – CSN and the Central Council Estrie national unions.