WINNIPEG Health care support workers in three personal care homes owned by Central Park Lodges approved a new collective agreement yesterday.
According to Murray Craddock of CUPE, Members are happy with the settlement.
Central Park Lodges owns the Valleyview (Brandon), Parkview and Heritage Lodge (Winnipeg) Personal Care Homes. The company which is based in Toronto, owns personal care homes across Canada and the United States.
The 300 CUPE members voted strongly in favour of the agreement, which is for the next three years. Wage increases range approximately between 11 to 16% according to the facility and according to the wage disparities that existed (some workers were paid less for doing similar jobs).
The facilities are at:
Heritage Lodge (Local 2421), 3555 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg
- Parkview Place (Local 2039), 440 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg
- Valleyview Lodge (Local 2136), 3015 Victoria Avenue, Brandon
The Canadian Union of Public Employees is Canadas largest union representing more than a half-million women and men. In Manitoba, CUPE represents 24,000 members working in health care facilities, school divisions, municipal services, social services, childcare centres, public utilities, libraries and family emergency services.
For information, contact:
Murray Craddock, CUPE National Representative (Winnipeg) - Phone: 942-0343, ext. 209
Nancy Garrioch, CUPE Representative (Brandon) - Phone: 725-8888