ACL Virden Members Ratify New 2-Year Deal

July 12, 2018

UFCW members working at the Association for Community Living (ACL) in Virden accepted a new two-year collective agreement by 100 per cent.


Due to the government’s refusal to provide funding to ACL, the employees will not be receiving a wage increase in the next two years. For this round of bargaining, the union committee concentrated on needed language clean up and revamped the night shift allocation process. It is also important to note that there were no concessions.

“We found ourselves in the same situation as when we were negotiating for our members working at Brandon Community Options,” said union negotiator Martin Trudel. “The union will strongly be addressing this matter in the next negotiations and will take steps to ensure our members receive what they deserve.”

ACL Virden provides housing to people with mental disabilities. It also provides support to persons with mental disabilities and their families through advocacy, individual consultation, training and information. UFCW members work with these supported individuals in their daily needs: bathing, eating, recreation, doctor appointments and other daily life challenges.

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