New agreement ratified for Lodge employees

A new one-year collective agreement was voted on by employees of the Sylvan Lake Lodge last week.

A new one-year collective agreement was voted on by employees of the Sylvan Lake Lodge last week.

The contract voted on by the employees − members of the Christian Labour Association of Canada-affiliated Health Care and Service Employees Union Local 301 − sees a 2.75 per cent wage increase effective January 2015.

Also included in the contract are changes to language in scheduling and vacation allotment and an option for long-term employees and soon-to-be retirees to work a four-day work week while still retaining their status as full-time employees.

A subsidized housing facility, the Sylvan Lake Lodge employs about thirty healthcare workers whose tasks include performing dietary and housekeeping duties and laundry services for the Lodge’s senior residents.