On April 21, 2022, UFCW 832’s members working at both the residential and day programs at EPIC St. Malo voted to ratify three-year agreements, securing significant wage increases.
Although covered by two separate contracts, both groups have 7.6% wage increases with 3.5% of that coming in their first year of the new contract.
“It’s difficult to secure significant wage increases in assisted living due to the limitations of government funding and limited resources,” says Phil Kraychuk, union negotiator. “Hats off to our negotiations committee for their hard work – I’m so happy to see this hardworking group of people move forward with a big boost to their wage.”
In addition, both day and residiential workers now have an added 30-year level on a severance bonus and an increased bank of sick days.
EPIC de St. Malo Inc. – SMILE of St. Malo Inc. is a non-profit organization that runs residential homes and a day program for people of all ages with intellectual disabilities. Our members support these individuals in their homes and at the day program where individuals enhance their skills and build up their vocational potential in their community.
To show your support for UFCW Local 832 members working in assisted living, visit NotJustAJob.ca and send a quick letter to Premier Stefanson advocating for more support for quality care.