HSABC/NUPGE members at Paragon Orthotic Lab in Victoria, B.C. have voted unanimously in favour of accepting a four-year collective agreement.
Victoria (07 Aug. 2013) - Members of the Health Sciences Association of B.C. (HSABC/NUPGE) employed at Paragon Orthotic Lab in Victoria, B.C. have voted unanimously in favour of accepting a four-year collective agreement. Paragon Orthotic Lab is a manufacturer of custom footwear orthotics.
Negotiated collective agreement provides improvements
Highlights of the agreement include wage increases equal to the cost of living, or a minimum of two per cent, in the third and fourth years of the agreement, in addition to increased benefit coverage in the third and fourth years of the agreement. The benefit coverage improvements include increases in dental coverage, as well as the introduction of eyeglass coverage for employees’ spouses.
The new Family Day statutory holiday will be added to the list of statutory holidays and will be accounted for in the holiday reimbursement formulary.
The collective agreement is in effect May 1, 2013 to April 20, 2017.
HSABC/NUPGE Chief Negotiator Josef Rieder thanked members for their support of the efforts of their bargaining team.
“Members have voted in favour of an agreement that reflects the financial times, and some of the challenges facing their employer, and in turn Paragon Orthotic Lab has shown through this fair agreement that they value the work of their employees,” he said.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE